Tanzania farmers violently displaced by a REDD+ project have launched a crowdfunding campaign for legal support.
Investment companies on notice for selling water to struggling farmers in Australia 9news | 12 Jun 2019
Investment companies, such as major farmland investor Duxton, that are making “ridiculous” profits from selling water to farmers struggling with drought are on notice, as the Federal Government considers shutting them down.
Touted as 'development,' land grabs hurt local communities, and women most of all Phys.org | 12 Jun 2019
Large-scale land transactions in which nations sell huge, publicly owned parcels to foreign and domestic corporations negatively affect local women more than men, a new study by Oregon State University shows.
Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm TRF | 12 Jun 2019
The lawsuit against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol, filed on behalf of about 3,000 people, is the first class-action lawsuit filed in a Thai court by plaintiffs from another country against a Thai company operating outside Thailand.
The nature of social justice advocacy and local resistance to land concessions in Liberia Front Page Africa | 11 Jun 2019
The sustained advocacy by communities affected by large land deals and civil society for change to the policies and laws governing land administration have resulted in departures from the historical norms on land rights and tenure security.
‘We come from the earth’: Q&A with Goldman Prize winner Alfred Brownell Mongabay | 07 Jun 2019
The jobs and development promised to rural communities by investors who inked deals with the Liberian government in the late 2000s have failed to materialize in the wake of land disputes and conflicts.
Reply by the Traditional Council of Okomu Kingdom to the Okomu Oil Palm Company, a subsidiary of SOCFIN. Okomu Kingdom | 17 May 2019
In a letter addressed to SOCFIN's Nigerian subsidiary, Okomu Oil Palm, the Traditional Council of Okomu Kingdom tells the company it will enforce its rightful ownership of the lands that the company currently occupies.
Rapport de développement insoutenable: Le cas Socfin au regard des communautés locales ReAct | 31 mai 2019
Ce rapport vise à mettre en lumière les nombreux problèmes rencontrés par les communautés riveraines des plantations du groupe Socfin dans 5 pays, en faisant le parallèle avec les engagements pris par le groupe