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The secret deal to destroy paradise The Gecko Project | 28 Nov 2018
In December 2012, on the sidelines of Islamic business forum in Malaysia, a man made a bold claim said his company, Menara Group held the rights to 4,000 square kilometres of rainforest for oil palm plantations in Indonesia. The basis of his claim was Tanah Merah project in Boven Digoel, Papua.
Turkish agriculture sector to begin funding in Sudan Infosurhoy | 28 Nov 2018
The new office of the Turkish and Sudanese joint agricultural and livestock company will commence works on a 12,500 ha pilot farm, as part of an agreement in which 780,000 ha in Sudan have been earmarked for Turkish companies.
Hasunga pledges enabling climate for investment in agriculture IPP Media | 26 Nov 2018
During the launch of the Kilombero SAGCOT cluster, Tanzania's Minister of Agriculture says his government would continue creating an enabling environment suitable for attracting more investors into the agricultural sector.
Tax havens and Brazilian Amazon deforestation linked: study Mongabay | 21 Nov 2018
Between 2000-2011, 68% of all investigated foreign capital to 9 top companies in soy and beef sectors in the Brazilian Amazon was transferred through tax havens. Soy and beef production cause major Amazon deforestation.
Civil society organizations’ statement on Myanmar Vacant, Fallow and Virgin land management Land in Our Hands | 16 Nov 2018
The new land management law in Myanmar known as Vacant, Fallow and Virgin land management law designates 1/3 of total arable land for large-scale agribusiness that could make countless landless and imprisonment up to 2 years of trespassing their own land.
Interview exclusive de Marc Ravalomanana Agence Ecofin | 28 nov 2018
"Il n’y aura pas de vastes superficies [de terres agricoles] attribuées aux investisseurs étrangers sans contrepartie claire pour le pays et sans une association avec des parties malgaches (Etat ou entreprises)" annonce le candidat à l'élection présidentielle
Próximo gobierno brasileño flexibilizaría compras de tierra para inversionistas extranjeros Economía y Negocios | 22 nov 2018
La interpretación constitucional que existe en Brasil respecto de que las empresas locales que son mayoritariamente de propiedad de firmas extranjeras no pueden adquirir terrenos de forma libre podría flexibilizarse durante el próximo gobierno del electo presidente, Jair Bolsonaro.