Case study casts doubt over ESG claims of Canadian pension fund PSP’s major agriculture investment on Maui Responsible Markets | 06 Apr 2021
Report finds the Canadian based pension plan is not living up to its own environmental, social responsibility, and corporate governance principles, resulting in adverse impacts on Maui’s environment and residents.
PostNL pension fund makes farmland allocation over returns, SDGs IPE | 06 Apr 2021
A first €20m has already been invested in olive orchards in Portugal, with possible investments in Danish organic vegetable farming, American potatoes, barley and wheat as well as kiwi fruit in New Zealand.
Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why? The Guardian | 05 Apr 2021
The relationship to land – who owns it, who works it and who cares for it – reflects obscene levels of inequality and legacies of colonialism and white supremacy in the United States, and also the world.
Planned deforestation threatens Indigenous land, intact forest landscapes in West Papua Greenpeace | 05 Apr 2021
New report from Greenpeace International‘Licence to Clear’ shows systematic violations of permitting regulations as plantations were pushed into forest areas. Since 2000, forest estate land released for plantations in Papua Province has totalled almost a million hectares.
‘What other country would do this to its people?’ Cambodian land grab victims seek int’l justice Mongabay | 01 Apr 2021
FIDH, along with Global Witness and Climate Counsel, submitted an open letter dated March 16 to Fatou Bensouda, the current prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging to open a preliminary examination into land-grabbing in Cambodia.
Lands grabs and other destructive environmental practices in Cambodia test the International Criminal Court Inside Climate News | 23 Mar 2021
Three leading climate and human rights nonprofits have asked the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague to pursue rampant “land grabbing” by the government of Cambodia and its commerce partners as a crime against humanity under the court’s jurisdiction.
Ouargla: vingt-mille hectares de terres consacrées à l’agro-industrie APS | 06 avr 2021
Menée par la société d’investissement "Al-Filaha-ATLAS", fruit d’un partenariat privé algéro-turc, cette expérience vise à construire une plate-forme de production de blé, de légumineuses, de betterave et de tournesol avec des procédés industriels modernes répondant aux standards internationaux dans le cadre de la mise en valeur des terres agricoles
Honduras: narcotráfico y ganadería disparan deforestación en la Reserva de Biosfera de Río Plátano Mogabay | 05 abr 2021
“El acaparamiento de tierra y la ocupación ilegal es algo que no podemos ocultar, y esto viene a obstaculizar los procesos ambientales que realizan las comunidades a través de los planes de manejo forestal”