A giant investment firm paid a university to study one of its biggest assets — farmland Illinois Newsroom | 16 Nov 2021
In 2013, mammoth US investment company TIAA-CREF gave $5 million to the University of Illinois to fund a research center, branded with the company’s name, that would explore the financial niche of farmland investment.
NLC blow as court stops Yala Swamp land allocation to Lake Agro Limited The Star | 14 Nov 2021
The High Court in Siaya, Kenya, has suspended the intended allocation of Yala Swamp land by the National Land Commission to Lake Agro Limited. “The land under Yala Swamp is yet to be registered as community land so that community around the area are allocated their share,” petitioners say.
One in five hectares of oil palm in Indonesia is illegal, report shows Mongabay | 11 Nov 2021
A fifth of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, are operating illegally inside forest areas that are off-limits to commercial agricultural activity, a new report from Greenpeace shows.
African bishops demand end to ‘land grabs’ by private companies National Catholic Reporter | 27 Oct 2021
Africa’s Catholic bishops have criticized the appropriation of land, natural resources and other economic assets by private companies and called on national governments to show greater concern for local community rights and needs.
Promotion de l’agro-écologie: La 3e caravane de sensibilisation attendue dans 5 pays de la Cedeao, du 20 Novembre au 11 décembre Fraternité Matin | 14 nov 2021
La troisième caravane sous régionale de sensibilisation, d’interpellation et de mobilisation des populations et gouvernants des Etats de l’espace Cedeao, sur l’agro-écologie et la gouvernance foncière inclusive, démarre dans les prochains jours.