After local outcry, a Harvard-owned vineyard project faces environmental review Harvard Crimson | 06 Mar 2019
Despite Cuyama Valley being one of the most severely overdrawn basins in California, Harvard recently proposed a plan to build three large reservoirs in the area for its vineyard, much to the chagrin of neighboring residents and farmers.
Letter to Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone ESCR-Net | 04 Mar 2019
ESCR-Net has written to President Bio about the human rights violations against members of the Malen Affected Landowners and Users Association in connection with industrial scale palm oil operations by Société Financière des caoutchoucs (Socfin Group).
DFID: Responsible agricultural investment right for Sierra Leone Condord Times | 04 Mar 2019
“We need to work with affected communities to negotiate mutually beneficial land deals that genuinely offer win wins for communities, individual farmers and investors," says representative of UK’s Department for International Development.
Saudis are in town for SA agriculture Ag. Economics Today | 04 Mar 2019
A Saudi delegation met with South Africa’s Minister of Agriculture and "expressed a desire to lease land in South Africa to produce a wide range of agricultural commodities provided they can sign a lease of 99 years or more.”
Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers DW | 01 Mar 2019
Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. In an open letter, a national grassroots coalition, called for the government to "abolish" the law and "enact a federal law that safeguards people's integrity, their lives and livelihoods."
Hassad signs MoU with Rwanda Development Board The Peninsula | 18 Nov 2018
Hassad Foods has signed an MoU with the Rwanda Development Board to commence cooperation between the two sides, and explore possible investment opportunities, notably at the 15,000 ha Gabiro Agro-processing Farm.