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15 Oct 2014 Mozambique heads to polls amid claims of Chinese landgrabs – in pictures
The ruling Frelimo party has had to defend itself against accusations of landgrabs after the government leased land near Xai-Xai, in Gaza province, to China’s Wanbao Oil and Grain to grow rice.
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26 Jan 2011 Talk point: Land grabs
In this month's Global development podcast, the Guardian looks at land grabs, explores why they are happening, considers their implications and examines what – if anything – can be done to ensure large-scale agricultural investments are used for local development.
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26 Jul 2013 Sierra Leone's smallholder farmers 'worse off' after large land deals
Push to lure foreign investors has led to a rise in social problems, sparking fears of a return to conflict, warns NGO
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05 Jun 2013 UK MPs call for transparency on land deals to protect smallholder farmers
Report urges full implementation of UN voluntary guidelines and urges DfID to support agricultural extension services
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03 Jul 2014 World Bank and UN REDD programme behind genocidal land grabs
Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South
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31 Aug 2012 Economic disaster beckons as water-hungry investors buy up Africa's land
Water drawn from rivers, dams or underground to irrigate new farms in Africa may severely affect users downstream
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22 Nov 2008 Rich countries launch great land grab to safeguard food supply
Rich governments and corporations are triggering alarm for the poor as they buy up the rights to millions of hectares of agricultural land in developing countries in an effort to secure their own long-term food supplies.
The Guardian
03 Jun 2014 Can Pepsi and Coke end land grabs for sugar?
Since Oxfam reported sugar land conflicts last year, two big buyers – Coca-Cola and PepsiCo – have stepped in with new supplier policies. But they have a long way to go
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17 Apr 2014 The land rush doesn't have to end in a poor deal for Africans
There are countless examples of governments handing it over at bargain prices to foreign investors, ranging from hedge funds to biofuel producers.
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18 Feb 2014 G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa
Pledges by African governments will make it easier for companies to do business through the easing of export controls and tax laws, and through governments ringfencing huge chunks of land for investment.
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02 Oct 2013 Food and drink firms urged to crack down on sugar 'land grabs'
Demand for sugar is triggering land conflicts, says Oxfam, as it calls on Coca-Cola and other major firms to have zero tolerance
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25 Feb 2013 Indian land grabs in Ethiopia show dark side of south-south co-operation
The takeover of peoples' land and water by corporations – even if they are from the global south – is a new form of colonisation, writes Anuradha Mittal.
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31 Jul 2012 Mozambique's agricultural fortunes rest on a choice between Obama and Annan
The Obama model's first project in Mozambique will be to support Cargill, the giant grain trader and largest private company in the world, to take 40,000 hectares of farmland.
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17 Apr 2012 The Rio+20 Earth summit must back peasant farmers on land rights
Governments in the global south are claiming farmland is 'empty' and 'unused' – and flogging it off to foreigners who promise investment. The June summit in Rio needs to call a halt to this.
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02 Jul 2011 Biofuels land grab in Kenya's Tana Delta fuels talk of war
Villagers vow to resist as wildlife vanishes and they are driven from their land to make way for water-thirsty crops.
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08 Nov 2013 Major palm oil companies accused of breaking ethical promises
Large plantations are destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds.
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17 Oct 2013 Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.
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09 Jul 2013 Cambodia's sugar rush leaves farmers feeling bitter at 'land grab'
Villagers from Koh Kong, Cambodia claim they are losing their livelihoods to plantations that supply Tate & Lyle
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25 May 2013 'Indonesia is seeing a new corporate colonialism'
Multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and deforest land owned by indigenous people, say human rights groups
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13 May 2013 Deutsche Bank and IFC accused of bankrolling Vietnam firms' land grabs
Two Vietnamese firms bankrolled by Deutsche Bank and the International Finance Corporation – the World Bank's private lending arm – are leading a wave of land grabs in Cambodia and Laos, causing widespread evictions, illegal logging and food insecurity, according to a report.
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20 Mar 2013 World Bank told to investigate links to Ethiopia 'villagisation' project
Bank's accountability panel says complaints by Ethiopians of forced evictions in Gambella should be looked into.
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28 Dec 2012 Tanzania takes major step towards curbing land 'grabs'
Tanzania has set a ceiling for investors wanting to buy its agricultural land, a move welcomed by land rights campaigners
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26 Jun 2012 UK investors gather for controversial Africa land summit
International development and environment charities to protest against 'land grab' outside Agriculture Investment Summit
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31 Jul 2011 Green revolution or Green plunder?
While Serengeti Advisers and their partners as well as the Tanzanian government thought theirs was a move to attract Foreign Direct Investment in commercial farming, to critics the deal is another land grabbing done by the pimps of globalization.
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25 Apr 2018 Mass resignations at Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm cast doubt on investment
A mass board resignation at the Chinese firm that bought Australia’s largest dairy farm has fuelled concerns it may not fulfil its promises of local investment and environmental protection.
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27 Nov 2013 How much African land is the UK leasing?
The UK is the fourth largest investor in the world in African land - but how much does it have and what is it using it for?
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28 Jan 2011 Guardian Focus Podcast: Land grabs in Africa
With climate change and rising demand for biofuels pushing up food prices, rich countries are increasingly looking for land in poorer nations to feed themselves. But is this at the expense of the host country?
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03 Feb 2018 Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017
The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017, with new research showing almost four people a week were killed worldwide in struggles against mines, plantations, poachers and infrastructure projects.
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01 Sep 2016 Korean palm oil firm accused of illegal forest burning in Indonesia
A Korean palm oil company has been dropped by buyers after footage emerged that allegedly shows the illegal burning of vast tracts of tropical forest on lands it holds concessions for in Indonesia.
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07 Mar 2015 Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest
Four oil palm plantations connected to the same company are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon in order to cultivate oil palm.
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