Why is the Food Systems Summit silent on corporate land grabs? Bulatlat | 30 Mar 2021
For farmers in Asia as elsewhere, land ownership and effective control is the key to any radical transformation of the food systems and for attempts to achieve genuine sustainable development to really matter.
Key Cerrado deforesters in 2020 linked to the clearing of more than 110,000 hectares CRR | 30 Mar 2021
A new report by Chain Reaction Research presents data on specific actors linked to Cerrado deforestation in 2020, including the quantified risk exposure of the largest soy traders, meatpackers, and retailers.
Saudi Arabia: Food security is a priority Arab News | 28 Mar 2021
The Public Investment Fund has transferred its ownership stakes in Almarai, the National Agricultural Development Company, and the Saudi Fisheries Company to the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC).
Food estate projects must not contribute to deforestation: experts ANTARA | 28 Mar 2021
The Indonesian government last year started developing a food estate project in Central Kalimantan. While it is currently spread over 30.000 ha of land, the size of the food estate will be extended over the next two years. Now, the food estate project has been expanded to North Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), South Sumatra, Papua, and Riau.
Palm oil firm Digoel Agri said to clear Papuan forest without Indigenous consent Mongabay | 25 Mar 2021
A palm oil conglomerate has begun clearing the ancestral forests of Indigenous tribes in Indonesia’s Papua region without the locals’ consent. Subsidiaries of Digoel Agri group have cleared 64 hectares (158 acres) of forest in the first two months of 2021.
Abducted villagers found at Kiryandongo district police, charged and released on police bond Witness Radio | 24 Mar 2021
The abduction of villagers is part of the wider use of violence orchestrated by the police who are working for investors including Great Seasons SMC Limited and it is linked to the community’s resistance to a land grab.
Brasil: El monocultivo de soja en el Cerrado de MATOPIBA y sus consecuencias ambientales Red por una América Latina Libre de Transgénicos | 30 mar 2021
"Necesitamos cuestionar esta idea de que la transformación de un ecosistema rico y diverso en monocultivos de exportación trae desarrollo", señala Gabriela Russo Lopes, investigadora de DW Brasil, de la Universidad de Ámsterdam.
Fiscalía colombiana captura siete personas por deforestación en zona de reserva de la Amazonía TRT | 25 mar 2021
En dicha área, ubicada en inmediaciones del resguardo Nukak Makú, se encontraron construcciones e infraestructura que aparentemente eran utilizadas para el acaparamiento de tierras que serían destinadas a la ganadería extensiva