Canadian pension fund loads up on Australian water rights and almond farms SMH | 03 Dec 2019
A Canadian pension fund has bought a huge parcel of Australian permanent water rights for $490M to irrigate almond trees, in a move that puts the spotlight on foreign ownership of farms and water resources as drought ravages the country.
Fast food suppliers importing deforestation and violence from Brazil Greenpeace | 03 Dec 2019
Mega-traders Cargill and Bunge are exporting soya from an agricultural estate in Brazil with a long record of violence, illegality, and environmental destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation has uncovered
Indigenous Colombians escalate fight to rescue ancestral lands Truthout | 01 Dec 2019
The Nasa of Colombia are carrying out direct actions in which they cut down cane fields, plant organic crops in their place, and allow the native vegetation to cover additional areas within the same reclaimed lands.
Brazil investigates agribusiness bribes to judges for favorable land rulings Mongabay | 27 Nov 2019
Brazil’s Federal Police have launched an investigation, dubbed “Operation Far West,” to crack down on an alleged massive land grab by an agribusiness collective in western Bahia, one of Brazil’s largest soy producing regions.
Land grabbing a growing concern as climate change threatens food production Rabble.ca | 27 Nov 2019
A century of ever-increasing farm size and land concentration is now leading Canada into a new era of speculation on farmland -- one where private companies not traditionally involved in agriculture are acquiring tracks of land.
Philippines: Environment chief sued for allowing 'illegal' operation of coffee plantation CNN | 15 Nov 2019
An indigenous people's group on Friday filed a case against Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu for neglect of duty, saying he did not block the "illegal" operation of a coffee plantation in ancestral land.