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There are signs that land grabs in Papua New Guinea may start to decline, after a report from Oxfam exposed the extent of the involvement of Australia's big four banks.
È un latifondismo moderno che, nelle aree più povere, taglia fuori dalla "terra" le popolazioni residenti. In Africa, un caso coinvolge il gruppo Tampieri di Ravenna. Il quale spiega: «Ci sono gli accordi». Ma sul progetto si è aperta una campagna mondiale
The “greatest” potential for job growth in the Pacific Islands depends on greater access to labour markets in Australia and New Zealand.
That’s the opinion of the World Bank, in calling for more access to labour markets for the Pacific.
It is one of five key areas the World Bank is recommending for improvements to employment across Pacific Islands, including Samoa.
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The Pacific Network on Globalization says the World Bank is encouraging Pacific governments to legalise land grabs under the pretext of making customary land more productive.
The group says it is joining hundreds of organizations around the world in calling for the Bank to abolish its Doing Business ranking system.
The Pacific Network on Globalisation says the World Bank is encouraging Pacific governments to legalise land grabs under the pretext of making customary land more productive.
The group says it is joining hundreds of organisations around the world in calling for the Bank to abolish its Doing Business ranking system.
World Bank’s rankings facilitate land grabs
Two recent events suggest a promising reversal of land grabbing in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In the past 12 years, the amount of customary land in PNG decreased from 97 percent to 86 percent.  This is because although customary land cannot be sold under PNG law,  legal mechanisms, such as the Special Agricultural Business Lease (SABL) scheme, were developed for foreign investors to access the land.
On January 21, the former managing director of the Harvard-owned timber company Scolopax SRL was detained on charges of money laundering and corruption in Romania.
Dans ce second numéro consacré à la vente et la location de terres arables à grande échelle, Le Dessous des Cartes s'intéresse aux facteurs d'instabilité induits par cette compétition autour du foncier agricole et aux bénéfices qui peuvent en découler, et fait le point sur les investissements chinois en Afrique.
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