Sierra Leone: Investors and landowners reach consensus on land governance Awoko | 23 Oct 2018
The peace agreement signed between Makpele chiefdom and Natural Habitat was as a result of concern over land grabbing where large tracts of land in the chiefdom are leased to the commercial investor by a small fraction of community stakeholders.
Gunn Agri acquires the 484,000-hectare Abingdon Downs Global AgInvesting | 23 Oct 2018
Farm and asset management company Gunn Agri announced it has finalized the acquisition of Abingdon Downs, a 484,000-hectare breeding property in Queensland, Australia from the Keough Cattle Company, for an undisclosed sum.
ING finances controversial palm oil companies in spite of sustainability policy FIAN et al | 23 Oct 2018
As ING launches its sustainable investment campaign, a civil society coalition from Belgium and the Netherlands calls upon ING to clean up their act. ING’s financing of controversial palm oil companies such as SOCFIN is far from sustainable.
Lao villagers denied payment for land by Vietnamese firm Radio Free Asia | 18 Oct 2018
Lao villagers being refused compensation by Vietnam-owned rubber company, which says the land belongs not to the villagers but to the state. The villagers signed agreement on 2009 to leased their land under promise they'll secured work and profit sharing with the company, but haven't received anything until now.
New report highlights human rights abuses caused by SABL land grab ActNow PNG | 15 Oct 2018
The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s Ongoing Human Rights Scandal, a new report published by ACT NOW! and UK based charity, War on Want highlights the devastating impacts on people living in rural communities and gives a voice to those who have suffered the illegal loss of their land to logging and oil-palm plantations.
Shanghai's Pengxin diverted $567 million to Brazil after snub on Kidman sale AFR | 08 Oct 2018
Shanghai-based conglomerate Pengxin redirected the $US400 million it was prepared to pay for Australia's largest private land holding, S. Kidman & Co, into investments in Brazil after it was snubbed by then treasurer Scott Morrison in 2016.
Acquittement général au procès Socfin-Hubert Fabri L'Echo | 23 oct 2018
La 11e chambre de la cour d'appel a acquitté ce matin l'homme d'affaires belge Hubert Fabri et ses sociétés Socficom et Socfinco, des entités de la puissante galaxie Socfin, qui règne sur la production de caoutchouc et d'huile de palme en Afrique et Asie du sud-est.
Brasil: Amarantino participa de organização que vai à Suíça denunciar violação de Direitos Humanos Somos Noticia | 18 Oct 2018
Violações sofridas pelas comunidades tradicionais do Cerrado piauiense e em regiões do MATOPIBA (Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí e Bahia) têm sido alvo de denúncias de organizações da sociedade brasileira compostas por representantes da Comissão Pastoral da Terra(CPT), Fian Internacional e Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos.