Land Rights

July 9, 2012
For Immediate Release--July 9, 2012
July 3, 2012
World Bank's infrastructure approach under increased scrutiny As the G20 and the World Bank continue their push for increased investment in large-scale public-private led infrastructure projects, further scrutiny of the Bank’s track record puts its strategy in question.
July 4, 2012
By Tomaso Ferrando  
July 3, 2012
  Contributed by Zachary A. Lomo, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.  
July 3, 2012
Copyright by and reproduced with permission from Devon Peña, Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle WA.  
June 23, 2012
The relationship between Iowa State University and AgriSol Energy, as revealed in more than 400 emails recently obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request, raises fundamental questions about transparency of public institutions and the meaning of public-private partnerships.
June 30, 2012
An independent watchdog is piling pressure on the United States government to intervene in a deal whereby by US agribusiness corporation AgriSol Energy LLC is taking over 800,000 acres of land in Tanzania’s western Rukwa region. The deal could see the eviction of 160,000 households who have been living on the land for over 40 years.
June 27, 2012
Press Release--Green Scenery Freetown, June 27, 2012   Green Scenery, a non-governmental organization monitoring large scale land investments in Sierra Leone, has been informed that a ten-acre plantation of oil palm, cola nuts, coffee and cacao has been completely destroyed by employees of Socfin Agricultural Company S.L. (SAC) in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District.
June 22, 2012
Iowa State University officials accepted trips to Tanzania on behalf of Iowa-based AgriSol Energy in exchange for their time and a promise of gifts to the university in the form of scholarship funds, according to recently released email exchanges between top administrators and Iowa Board