Land Rights

October 17, 2012
As an active participant in this matter I read with some interest and consternation some of the statements made by Mr. Bruce Wrobel, the CEO of Heracles Farms which has a subsidiary in Cameroon called SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon, Ltd.
October 1, 2012
Beatings, rape, and torture have become the new normal for many living in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. New reporting by Human Rights Watch (HRW), sheds light on the current living conditions of Ethiopians in the Gambella region as a result of the government’s villagization program. Marred in human rights abuses in the aftermath of an unfortunate shooting that left five Saudi Star employees dead this June, the Ethiopian government has retaliated with arbitrary arrests, beatings, and rape....
October 13, 2012
L’accaparement de terres agricoles par des multinationales et des fonds spéculatifs se poursuit. Plusieurs grandes entreprises françaises - Louis Dreyfus, AXA, Bolloré, Société Générale, Tereos, Crédit Agricole - y participent activement.  
October 8, 2012
The World Bank has rejected a call to suspend its involvement in large scale agricultural land acquisition following the release of a major report by the international aid agency Oxfam on the negative impact of international land speculation in developing countries, particularly Africa.
October 6, 2012
  WASHINGTON, Oct 5 2012 (IPS) - The World Bank has rejected a call to suspend its involvement in large scale agricultural land acquisition following the release of a major report by the international aid agency Oxfam on the negative impact of international land speculation in developing countries.
October 4, 2012
Oxfam called on the World Bank to stop aiding foreign investors, including the oil-rich Persian Gulf monarchies, buying up vast tracts of farmland in Africa. NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Oxfam charity has called on the World Bank to stop aiding foreign investors, including oil-rich Persian Gulf monarchies that can't grow their own food, buying up vast tracts of farmland in Africa and other developing regions.
October 1, 2012
  Manuel Domergue   C'est un accaparement de terres modèle. La création d'une gigantesque plantation de palmiers à huile au sud-ouest du Cameroun par l'entreprise américaine Hérakles remplit tous les critères du projet agricole contestable, selon le rapport accablant de Greenpeace et du Oakland Institute.
September 25, 2012
Bloomberg — BHO Bioproducts, a closely held farming company, said it plans to invest more than $120 million in rice and cotton production in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region during the next four years.
September 22, 2012
In this first of a six-part series, Globe and Mail Africa correspondent Geoffrey York investigates how Africa's growth is changing its future.

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