Land Rights

US universities in Africa 'land grab'

Guardian UK--Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

Investor land deals exploiting Africa, report alleges

Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.

Special Investigation Phase One: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales

ROME, Feb 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The crisis in Ukraine looks set to trigger major changes in its vast agricultural sector with state-owned farm land and small family plots likely to go up for sale despite concerns over the impact on local farmers, according to development experts.

Ukraine, known as Europe's bread basket, has the eighth largest agricultural area in use globally and is the world's third largest exporter of corn and sixth largest grain grower, potentially making it a prime target for foreign investment.

Monsanto Stands To Gain From Ukraine Crisis

As the crisis in Ukraine continued to drag on last year on the ground with violent conflict, as well as a deterioration of the economic situation due to other effects, such as declining trade with Russia, the IMF came to the conclusion that the initial bailout agreed to in April for $27 billion will not be enough. It identified a gap of $15 billion in Ukraine's finances. As a result, we are now looking at a new agreement being hammered out, which expands the size of the IMF-led bailout to $40 billion.

دور البنك الدولي وصندوق النقد الدولي في حرب أوكرانيا؟

تصاعدت حدة الصراع بين الأوكرانيين المؤيدين للاتحاد الأوروبي والأوكرانيين الموالين لروسيا، ووصلت إلى درجات عنيفة أواخر عام 013. وأدى ذلك إلى خروج الرئيس فيكتور يانوكوفيتش من الحكم في شباط / فبراير عام 014، وتأجيج نيران مواجهة كبرى بين الشرق والغرب ليس لها مثيلاً منذ الحرب الباردة.

Η κατάληψη της ουκρανικής γεωργίας από τις πολυεθνικές

του Frederic Mousseau

Την ίδια ώρα, που οι ΗΠΑ, ο Καναδάς και η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση ανακοίνωναν, πέρσι, στα μέσα Δεκέμβρη, τις νέες κυρώσεις εναντίον της Ρωσίας, η Ουκρανία έλαβε 350 εκατομμύρια δολάρια αμερικανικής στρατιωτικής βοήθειας, ως συνέχεια ενός πακέτου βοήθειας του 1δις, που εγκρίθηκε από το αμερικάνικο Κογκρέσο τον Μάρτη του 2014.

Ucrânia, na mira das corporações ocidentais

Oakland, Estados Unidos, fevereiro/2015 – O novo governo da Ucrânia, iniciado no dia 2 de dezembro, tem o mais firme apoio das potências ocidentais e é o único no mundo: três de seus mais importantes ministros nasceram no estrangeiro e receberam a cidadania ucraniana horas antes de assumirem seus cargos.

A ministra de Finanças é Natalie Jaresko, uma empresária nascida nos Estados Unidos, que reside na Ucrânia desde meados da década de 1990 e administra o Horizon Capital, um fundo de investimentos de capitais ocidentais.

La scalata delle multinazionali al settore agricolo ucraino

Di Frederic Mousseau

A metà dicembre 2014, nel momento stesso in cui Stati Uniti, Canada e Unione europea annunciavano una serie di nuove sanzioni contro la Russia, l’Ucraina riceveva aiuti militari USA per 350 milioni di dollari, che andavano ad aggiungersi al miliardo già approvato dal Congresso degli Stati Uniti a marzo dello stesso anno.

La mainmise des multinationales sur l’agriculture ukrainienne

Par Frédéric Mousseau

A la mi-décembre 2014, au moment même où les États-Unis, le Canada et l’Union européenne annonçaient une série de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie, l’Ukraine recevait 350 millions de dollars U.S. d’aide militaire, s’ajoutant au milliard de dollars déjà approuvés par le Congrès américain en mars de la même année.