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New Eur100m fund launched targeting sustainable ag and forestry in the Baltic and CEE regions GAI | 18 Nov 2020
The fund’s initial offering has raised EUR32.45 million to-date from private investors to back sustainably-managed agricultural land and forests in the Baltic Sea region and Central and Eastern Europe.
Faculty request transparency and sustainability for TIAA farmland investments Daily Iowan | 18 Nov 2020
University of Iowa faculty members write that major collegiate employee retirement savings manager must divest from socially irresponsible farming pension fund investments and be transparent in doing so.
Food estate program in protected forests may lead to 'massive deforestation' in Indonesia Jakarta Post | 17 Nov 2020
The latest regulation issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry that allows forests to be converted into farmland to support the government’s food estate program has sparked concerns of potential massive deforestation, according to the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi).
Time for Mitr Phol, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Mars Wrigley and Bonsucro to live up to their human rights responsibilities IDI | 17 Nov 2020
Inclusive Development International, Equitable Cambodia and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) issue a joint statement to the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights highlights a decade-long struggle by displaced Cambodian communities against Asia’s largest sugar company Mitr Pohl
European development bank involvement into Congolese palm oil company perpetuates racism of colonial-era land grab WRM | 15 Nov 2020
Communities living within the concessions claimed by PHC have long sought to regain control over their lands and have called for negotiations to determine the conditions under which the company may be allowed to continue to operate.
Diversification critical for pension funds, as NSSA considers agric value chains Zimbabwe Daily | 14 Nov 2020
Zimbabwe's National Social Security Authority says it will begin to shift some of its investments to agriculture value chains such as maize, wheat, soya and export crops such as macadamia and blue berries.
The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests BBC | 12 Nov 2020
Indonesia is the world's largest exporter of palm oil, and Papua is its newest frontier. A visual investigation suggests fires have been deliberately set on the land by Korean palm oil giant that has been buying up swathes of Asia's largest remaining rainforests for their plantations.
L'UEMOA signe avec le Mali un contrat de bail avec l'ON Maliweb | 16 nov 2020
Le projet régional de mise en valeur des terres (11 288 ha) de l'Office du Niger dans le cadre de l'UEMOA entre dans une nouvelle phase tout en restant fidèle à son objectif initial de contribution à la sécurité alimentaire et de renforcement de l'intégration régionale.