Nestle response to Cambodian farmers lawsuit against sugar producer over alleged land grabbing Business and human rights resources centre | 31 Jul 2018
Nestle response to the Cambodian farmers lawsuit against sugar producer, Mitr Pohl over alleged land grabbing. The Thai company, Mitr Pohl is direct supplier to Nestlé and tier 2 supplier in other supply chains, mostly via traders.
Behind the spectacular fall from grace of private equity firm Abraaj Deal Street Asia | 30 Jul 2018
Abraaj Capital, the PE firm that was very active in the rush to buy global farmland after the food financial crises of 2008, has collapsed and is under investigation for “mismanagement, comingling of funds and misappropriation of assets"
NGOs called to verify data on Koh Kong land dispute Phnom Penh Post | 26 Jul 2018
Cambodia provincial government on Tuesday called on civil society organisations to help verify data involving land dispute between villagers in Koh Kong province and a Chinese company. The land in question is in the midst of a dispute with Union Development Group (UDG).
For indigenous peoples, losing land can mean losing lives Intercontinental Cry | 26 Jul 2018
Community land represents the backbone of rural life. Its loss—whether due to conflict, infrastructure projects, private investments or natural disasters—has grave consequences from loss of livelihood to broader environmental and social harms.
Activists expose role of Dutch banks in the funding of palm oil industry development Radio Mundo Real | 25 Jul 2018
Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a report warn that Dutch Banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank have to take responsibility for the disastrous environmental and social consequences of providing finance to the palm oil sector at large scale.