The toll of doing business on people and the environment in Indonesia Oakland Institute | 02 Oct 2018
New report from Oakland Institute, Indonesia: The World Bank’s Failed East Asian Miracle details how Bank-backed policy reforms have led to the displacement, criminalization, and even murder of smallholder farmers and indigenous defenders to make way for mega-agricultural projects.
It's sunny-side up for Kaipara community after Tegel mega-farm scrapped RNZ | 02 Oct 2018
Local leaders celebrate decision by New Zealand's overseas investment regulator to turn down application by Tegel Group Holdings to buy land for chicken farm. They say it's time to boost smaller-scale farmers, not back foreign-owned companies.
Administrative Court condemns Mozambican government to release information on agrarian program | 01 Oct 2018
The Administrative Court of Maputo orders the Ministry of Agriculture to provide all information of public interest on ProSAVANA, an agriculture project between the Mozambican, Brazilian and Japanese governments
Connect the dots: Cerrado soy drives inequality to provide EU with chicken Mongabay | 01 Oct 2018
While large-scale soy growers say they’ve brought prosperity to the Cerrado, Campos Lindos has poverty levels far higher than the Brazilian average, lacks basic social services, and suffers high infant and maternal mortality rates.
Office du Niger: towards the resumption of works at the Malibya project site Bamada | 29 Sep 2018
A delegation from "Malibya Agriculture" was received by Mali's Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Nango Dembélé on 17 September 2018 to discuss a possible revival of Libyan investment in the Office du Niger zone.
Bridging African agriculture’s financing gap Euractiv | 28 Sep 2018
“Domestic resources from African countries have to be supplemented by European resources, and that has to mean the private sector,” says Tom Arnold, who chairs the European Commission and African Union's joint Rural Taskforce.
Sierra Leone: China Hunan to cultivate 35,000 hectares of rice Awoko | 26 Sep 2018
At a meeting between Hainan International Group and Sierra Leone's Minister of Agriculture, Joseph Ndanema, Hainan International agreed to plant 35,000 hectares of rice out of which the Group will start planting 5,000 hectares for the first phase.