After defaulting on loans, Kilombero Plantation Ltd goes up for sale Oakland Institute | 27 Mar 2019
Kilombero Plantation Ltd, the Tanzanian subsidiary of Guernsey-registered Agrica Ltd. and “best in class” player in the field of socially responsible ag investments in Africa, is up for sale after defaulting on loans from several financial institutions.
As Govt kicks-off investigations into Land disputes in Malen Chiefdom, Green Scenery raises concerns Standard Times | 27 Mar 2019
The Government of Sierra Leone has kicked-off investigations into the continuous and mounting disputes among landowners on how thousands of hectares of lands were taken away from them in Malen Chiefdom, Southern Sierra Leone
Milltrust Agricultural Investments acquires 24.9% in newly established NZ farming venture GAI | 26 Mar 2019
The acquisition represents the consolidation of a string of investments made over the past six months by Milltrust that together culminate in the formation of a large-scale, integrated dairy and beef farming enterprise in New Zealand.
Redress for land and resource rights violations: a legal empowerment agenda IIED | 26 Mar 2019
To complement litigation efforts, an alternative and flexible mechanism to defending land rights is more effective — tailored to the local context and supporting communities to make informed decisions about what forms of redress to pursue
APRA Brief 18: The political economy of agricultural growth corridors in eastern Africa Future Agricultures | 22 Mar 2019
In our APRA study, we have been asking: what actually happens on the ground, even when corridors as originally planned are slow to materialise? Do the grand visions play out as expected? Who is involved and who loses out?
Liberia’s new land rights law hailed as victory, but critics say it’s not enough Mongabay | 22 Mar 2019
Locked within the legislation is a flaw for those living on the quarter of the country’s land set aside for concessions: it is not retroactive. A difficult truth that is only just beginning to permeate thousands of villages in Liberia.
Madagascar: Rajoelina fait le service après-vente de sa tournée est-africaine RFI | 16 mar 2019
« Madagascar n’est pas à vendre. On ne vend pas la terre des ancêtres. Mais je ferai tout ce que je peux pour que ces terres que nous avons entre les mains ne soient pas laissées à l’abandon », déclare Andry Rajoelina.
México: Despojan tierras en Yucatán, bajo engaño La Verdad Noticias | 25 mar 2019
Con la complicidad de autoridades civiles, agrarias y representantes ejidales en las comunidades rurales, durante los 10 últimos años ha aumentado la compra venta de tierras; pagan a 5 pesos el metro cuadrado.