Saudi Arabia asks private sector to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat Reuters | 07 Apr 2020
Saudi Arabia's state grain buyer SAGO is asking Saudi investors with farmland overseas to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat into the kingdom, as major food importers try to increase strategic reserves in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Opportunities in the new era of fragility GAI | 07 Apr 2020
HighQuest Partners has documented an additional 100 ag investors that have made their first investment in food and agriculture in the first quarter of 2020, directly or via allocations to asset managers.
Recipe for disaster: The IMF and World Bank’s role in the financialisation of food and agriculture BWP | 07 Apr 2020
World Bank and IMF policies have provided key support for the financialisation of food and agriculture, resulting in landgrabs, price volatility, the concentration of power and the expansion of climate-damaging industrial agriculture
Wafra International, an investment firm owned by the Kuwait state pension agency, is investing $10 million of the new funding in Pure Harvest Smart Farms, and committing $100 million in equity and project financing.
Over $131 billion assets under management in food & ag sector, new GAI Rankings Report finds HighQuest | 06 Apr 2020
The GAI Rankings Report highlights the significance of capital being raised and deployed to pursue farmland investments, confirming more than 50 million acres globally under management and $51.5 billion in assets under management.
Land seizures and COVID-19: the twin threats to Brazil’s indigenous peoples Reuters | 04 Apr 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of Indigenous peoples in Brazil’s Amazon, pressure over their traditional lands is increasing as grileiros –individuals who illegally seize land – sense an opportunity to exploit the crisis.
Lao villagers lose farmland to Chinese banana grower Radio Free Asia | 03 Apr 2020
Villagers in Laos say a Chinese-owned banana plantation has unfairly acquired the land of 46 families in the northern part of the country, many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling for a miniscule compensation package.
L’Ukraine perd ses terres, Zelensky perd le pouvoir Donbass Insider | 06 avr 2020
Espérant recevoir une autre tranche du FMI, fin mars 2020, les « serviteurs du peuple » de Zelensky, en alliance avec M. Porochenko, ont vendu les terres de l’Ukraine. Mais ils ne les ont pas vendues tout à fait correctement. En tout cas, du point de vue de l’Occident.