Ukraine and the People's Republic of China have signed the program of investment cooperation in the agricultural sector. Ukrainian agricultural sector said to have potential to become production hub for foreign partners.
Workers at Indonesian palm oil plantations that supply Pepsi and Nestle suffer from labor abuses according to new report from RAN. The report covers three palm oil plantations operated by Indofood, the biggest food company in Indonesia.
"2017 has been an exciting year for Pegasus Food Futures, as we acquired farms in Abu Dhabi, Ras-Al-Khaimah and two sites in Portugal," says UAE-based company which already owns farms in Oman, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain.
Malaysia's Camcashew Company and South Korean Naroo Marine Company will invest $100 million in a cashew nut export project in Kampong Cham province, including a 4,000 ha plantation and a 40,000 ha contract farming scheme.
The ripples from the firing of Matt Lauer as the co-host of the “Today” morning news show have hit the world of New Zealand property, where officials are already scrutinizing the role of foreign buyers in an increasingly expensive market.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns reports on a fact-finding mission to document, verify, and guarantee the visibility of the social, economic, environmental and human rights impacts caused by the “financialization” of land in the Cerrado region in central Brazil.
Commodities supplier Olam International announced on Dec 1 it has completed the sale of its 5,100 acre (around 2,100 hectares) Edible Nuts orchards to Farmland Partners Inc (FPI) for US$110 million in cash.
China’s Hunan Dakang International Food and Agriculture Co, which has acquired controlling stakes in two Brazilian soy companies, is next looking to enter the beef business in the country, its chairman told Reuters on Wednesday.
The struggle for land in northern Uganda has been going on for a decade but has taken a violent turn recently. The government is currently trying to amend the constitution so that it can acquire land quickly in cases where compensation is disputed.
« Plus de 800 000 hectares de terres ont été confisqués par des sociétés et des fonds domiciliés au Luxembourg, ce qui place notre petit Etat en tête des pays européens complices de l’accaparement des terres. »
Il y a un an, le gouvernement colombien signait la paix avec les FARC-EP. Mais les paysans des régions où se déroulait la guerre voient leurs terres spoliées par les entreprises agro-industrielles soutenues par le gouvernement. Ils luttent en créant des « zones de biodiversité », racontent les auteurs de cette tribune.