Kuramo Capital Management embroiled in a legal battle over ownership of PHC Oil palm plantations in the DRC Oakland Institute | 22 Jun 2021
After acquiring majority ownership in the PHC plantations from European development banks in 2020, former partners have turned on each other with legal action underway across four jurisdictions for control of the company, valued at US$100 million.
Arla builds dairy farm in Nigeria to support local milk production Dairy Reporter | 22 Jun 2021
Located in Kaduna State, the 200-hectare farm, scheduled to open in 2022, will have housing for 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlors and technology, grass lands and living facilities for 25 employees.
A senior lands officer is arrested in connection to the Kiryandongo district land grab Witness Radio | 17 Jun 2021
The stolen land belonged to families that are part of the 35000 people being forcefully displaced by three multinational companies including Great Seasons SMC Limited, Agilis Partners Limited, and Kiryandongo Sugar Limited.
Congo Senate declines to lift former PM's immunity over failed agro project Reuters | 16 Jun 2021
Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for his role in a failed agriculture project in which investigators say $200 million disappeared.
Stop Harvard Land Grabs Public Forum Harvard Stop Land Grabs | 10 Jun 2021
On May 3rd, 2021, we gathered with frontline land defenders, researchers, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members from around the world to learn about Harvard’s farmland investments and build power.
Ribeirinha community conquers collective right to land Rede Social | 10 Jun 2021
The victory is a result of the organization of the Collective of Communities Impacted by Agribusiness, created by rural communities in the Cerrado region of Piauí to resist land grabbing and the advance of agribusiness monocultures.
Under the spotlight: Chinese banks' risky agribusiness portfolio Global Witness | 07 Jun 2021
China is one of the world's largest consumers of agricultural commodities such as soy and palm oil that drive deforestation globally. But it isn’t just Chinese consumption of these commodities that is helping fuel forest destruction. Global Witness new analysis sheds a spotlight on the often-overlooked role of Chinese banks as some of the biggest global financiers of deforestation.