Seeds of Gulf-Africa agribusiness Cairo Review | 11 Mar 2020
When Gulf nations face food, security, and water scarcity issues, one response is to seek lucrative agricultural investments in fertile African lands. Yet, while such deals can bring benefits to the countries involved, there are also sizeable risks
How palm oil production is fuelling land grabs, environmental degradation and repression in the DR Congo, and the Canadian connection Amandla | 09 Mar 2020
There are many Canadian connections to this story, including the agribusiness company Feronia, which now stands accused of complicity in the murder of an activist and the incarceration of five others in the DRC.
Development or exploitation? The cry of rural women in Sierra Leone Culture Radio | 09 Mar 2020
The women of Malen, who are struggling to get their lands back from SOCFIN Agricultural Company, are calling on the government to intervene as soon as possible so that they can have access to their lands since that is all that they know.
Food-insecure Zimbabwe turns to Belarus to revive agric sector Independent | 09 Mar 2020
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is planning to parcel out vast tracts of prime horticultural land to the Belarusian government in a deal that will see the eastern European nation farming and exporting produce.
Poor families claim land concession sold to others Phnom Penh Post | 04 Mar 2020
A group of 160 poor families from the Bunong indigenous community in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia have filed a complaint against their representative, accusing him of selling land earmarked for them as part of a social land concession. The 160 families were entitled to 2,400ha to be divided between them but as of now, most of the poor families had not received their plots.
APG sets up natural resources desk in Asia buildout Asian Investor | 21 Oct 2019
Europe’s biggest pension fund manager is set to expand its Asia portfolio "primarily with additions of co-investments, joint-ventures and investor-led platforms with a focus on farmland and timberland".
«L’appel à Almarai semble être plutôt une démarche politicienne» El Watan | 09 mar 2020
L’invitation officielle adressée au groupe saoudien Almarai d’investir en Algérie fait partie de toutes celles qu’on avait engagées en grande pompe et qui se sont évaporées instantanément pour avoir été engagées à travers un marché de dupes.