Uzbek farmers get 'cluster' bombed by reforms Radio Free Europe | 17 Dec 2019
Uzbekistan's cluster system is essentially a new form of "hidden" or "secret privatization" in which shadowy firms are assuming the state's long-time monopoly control over the most profitable aspects of agriculture.
Ukraine farmers who endured Hitler, Stalin now fear markets Bloomberg | 17 Dec 2019
Ukrainians are concerned that cash-flush foreigners could snap up one of Ukraine’s agricultural lands, leaving many of the country’s 41 million people forced to work for others on the soil they once owned.
Cameroon: Moungo local chiefs decry desecration of their cultural heritage Guardian Post | 16 Dec 2019
Traditional authorities of Mbonjo, a village located in Moungo division of the Littoral region, say they have taken enough from SOCAPALM (Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies), whom they accuse of defiling their cultural heritage and landgrabbing.
New report: ‘The laws of land grabs in Asia Pacific’ FoE Asia Pacific | 16 Dec 2019
On December 13, Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE APac) launched the new ‘Laws of Land Grabs in Asia Pacific‘ report. This publication is a joint effort of six member countries of Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific under the Food Sovereignty Programme of Friends of the Earth International (FOEI).
Pressure on Lankan government to drastically modify MCC Compact Lanka Web | 13 Dec 2019
Nationalist and left wing members of the Sri Lankan parliament are putting pressure on the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government to drastically modify the US-Lanka Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact on land registration
Le Cameroun cherche des investisseurs pour un projet de riziculture sur plus de 10 000 hectares dans l’Extrême-Nord Investir au Cameroun | 13 Dec 2019
Le gouvernement camerounais a lancé un avis à manifestation d’intérêt en direction des investisseurs nationaux et étrangers désireux d’exploiter 10 000 ha de terres agricoles aménagées pour la production du riz
China-Africa: "Huge" ag cooperation potential Dimsums Blogspot | 11 Dec 2019
China hosted African agricultural leaders for a forum to expand and deepen cooperation, investment, and trade with African agriculture over the next 3 years. And 11 project agreements were signed by government departments, international organizations, research units, and companies, adding to 115 agricultural projects that China has in two-thirds of African countries.
Feronia Inc. announces $11 million short-term loan facility Globe Newswire | 29 Nov 2019
The loan to the Canadian palm oil company operating in the DR Congo is provided by CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution, and follows another $5 million facility announced on October 28, 2019