The EU must urgently develop new financial regulations to stop investors backing projects that result in harmful consequences such as land-grabbing, human rights violations or higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a group of leading NGOs.
Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), decried the intensifying attacks against peasants struggling for land. Peasants asserting their rights to the land are subjected to human rights abuses, agrarian struggles and peasant leaders are being criminalized, imprisoned, and worse, were massacred.
Last week's killing of Cambodian forest defenders, and the recent shooting of Indonesian farmers, show the increasing involvement of state forces in quelling dissent against agribusiness, campaigners said.
A $5 billion Exim Bank of India fund to support Africa's agriculture development through the "Feed Africa" project seems to fit into the Africa Development Bank's plans to improve the agriculture sector
Asian Peasant Coalition strongly condemns the repression and land grabbing carried out by the Chinese company Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd. against the indigenous Kuy people of Preah Vihear, Cambodia.
Mozambique's Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique tells the Charge d'Affaires at the UAE Embassy that his ministry will co-ordinate with other relevant authorities to provide UAE investors with land to for agricultural projects
The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017, with new research showing almost four people a week were killed worldwide in struggles against mines, plantations, poachers and infrastructure projects.
Four new permits for palm oil expansion issued in Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia covering area almost the size of Singapore - major parts of which are comprised of high-density forest cover. One is given to Wilmar International key suppliers, Ganda group.
La dynamique burkinabè de la convergence globale des luttes pour la terre, l’eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest propose d’amender l’article 17 en précisant que le droit de jouissance des investisseurs non nationaux se fera par un bail à long terme
Départs en retraite massifs. Investissements étrangers dans des terres agricoles. Artificialisation continue des sols. Une mission d’information va plancher sur ces sujets qui inquiètent le monde agricole.
Au Pérou, des menaces violentes et des cas d’intimidations ont suivi la publication d’une décision de justice prise contre une compagnie d’huile de palme responsable de l’appropriation et de la déforestation de plus de 7,000 hectares de terres ancestrales.