Hassad merges its agricultural portfolio with Australian firm Gulf Times | 17 Sep 2018
Qatar's Hassad Foods continues the strategic repositioning of its Australian agricultural investments, securing an agreement to transfer its agricultural portfolio to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
A new report accuses Harvard University’s endowment of contributing to “environmental destruction,” and the displacement and harassment of communities in its pursuit to acquire $1 billion worth of farmland worldwide over the past decade.
'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her' The Journal | 14 Sep 2018
Front Line Defenders identifies the root causes of violence in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines, where more than 80% of the human rights defenders killed globally over the last four years were murdered.
Phnong petition over Mondulkiri land Phnom Penh Post | 31 Aug 2018
One hundred Phnong ethnic people in Mondulkiri province’s Busra commune, in Ccambodia, have thumbprinted a petition to reject Thieng Try Company’s request for an economic land concession to grow coffee in the area.
The village women taking on the palm oil giant Fern | 31 Jul 2018
Award-winning Cameroonian journalist Madeleine Ngeunga and Fern’s Indra Van Gisbergen recently visited villages in the shadow of Socapalm’s oil palm plantations to see if issues driving the dispute between locals and the company are being resolved.
Nasako Besingi: Freedom to protect the environment 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum | 11 Jul 2018
In his talk, Environmentalist Nasako Besingi shares how he has faced governmental censorship, imprisonment, and even death threats for his work defending community lands and forests in southern Cameroon.
Golden Veroleum Liberia dit « à plus tard » à la RSPO, ou serait-ce « adieu » ? | 30 juil 2018
En réponse au verdict accablant rendu par le Comité des plaintes de la RSPO concernant Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) – verdict maintenu en appel – GVL a annoncé sa décision de « retirer temporairement » son adhésion à la RSPO.
Palma da olio: le piantagioni maledette del Congo orientale Osservatorio Diritti | 17 Sep 2018
Guardiani delle piantagioni di palma da olio che tormentano la popolazione, salari bassi e contratti fantasma: ecco la denuncia dei leader comunitari raccolta dalle ong nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo.