As indigenous peoples wait decades for land titles, companies are acquiring their territories WRI | 17 Jul 2018
Governments should recognize indigenous and community land rights, engage in better monitoring of company misconduct during land acquisitions, and ensure that businesses secure the free, prior and informed consent of the people who live on the land before they begin operations.
Reckoning with human rights violations in Thailand's extraterritorial investments The Diplomat | 17 Jul 2018
Thai investments in ASEAN have intensified at a breakneck pace. But without mechanisms to ensure compliance with international human rights standards, they have resulted in land conflicts and a wide array of human rights infringements.
Myanmar must provide justice in decades-old kand grab cases: HRW Radio Free Asia | 17 Jul 2018
Myanmar should move quickly to settle decades-old claims by farmers forced from their land by the country’s military, said Human Rights Watch in new report,adding that the government should also put new laws in place to protect farmers and other small landholders from further land grabs in the future.
Farm land deals in Romania to remain on increasing trend Business Review | 12 Jul 2018
Authorities are trying to harden the conditions for foreign land purchases after a study by the European Parliament found that around 40 percent of the Romanian agricultural land is owned by foreign citizens.
EU delegates briefed on sugar land disputes in Cambodia Khmer Times | 12 Jul 2018
EU delegation is in Cambodia on fact-finding mission to evaluated the issue of displaced peoples locked in land disputes with several sugar companies across the country particularly in Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces.
Dutch-based banks continue to finance deforestation and land-grabbing Milieudefensie | 02 Jul 2018
Dutch-based ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank are structurally involved in scandals concerning destruction of rainforest and land-grabbing in Asia and Africa. Milieudefensie is calling on the banks to cease financing the industrial palm oil sector.
Why are foreign investors interested in Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector? IWEP | 29 Mar 2016
Many large agricultural corporations, especially Italian (Cremonini, Granorolo) and Chinese (Rifa, CITIC, COFCO) have stirred up negotiations regarding the building of full-scale production facilities in Kazakhstan.
Accord “tout sauf les armes” : la mission de l’UE touche à sa fin LPJ Cambodge | 12 juil 2018
La délégation chargée d’évaluer l’accord « tout sauf les armes » au Cambodge s'est notamment penchée sur la question des conflits fonciers liés aux compagnies qui cultivent la canne à sucre, conflits fonciers à l'origine de nombreux déplacements de populations.
À Gnith, l’opération pilote du PDIDAS, suscite des espoirs (vidéo) NDAR Infos | 05 juil 2018
Une mission d’appui de la Banque mondiale et des membres du comité de pilotage du Projet pour le développement inclusif et durable de l'agrobusiness au Sénégal (PDIDAS) ont visité une opération pilote déroulée dans la Commune de GNITH.