Land Rights

OPINION: The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture

In this column, Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Director at the Oakland Institute, argues that the United States and the European Union are working hand in hand in a takeover of Ukrainian agriculture which – besides being a sign of Western governments’ involvement in the Ukraine conflict – is of dubious benefit for the country’s agriculture and farmers.

Monsanto in Ucraina, il pericolo OGM viene anche dall’est

La Monsanto ha aperto una sede in Ucraina. Il nuovo corso della politica ucraina ha steso il tappeto rosso per accogliere l’arrivo delle multinazionali americane del biotech. Prima del “cambio di mano” le politiche agricole erano totalmente diverse: la coltivazione degli OGM era vietata e la terra doveva rimanere in mani pubbliche.

Report Highlights Role Of Western Corporations In Ukrainian Agriculture

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute.

UK Government Accused of Sponsoring Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

A DEVELOPMENT project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.

UK government accused of sponsoring human rights abuses in Ethiopia

A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.

Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is the primary sponsor of the World Bank’s foreign aid initiative, supposedly set up to improve basic health, education and public services in Ethiopia. It has attracted over £388 million in UK taxpayer’s money to date.

Ethiopia: human rights groups criticise UK-funded development programme

A major UK- and World Bank-funded development programme in Ethiopia may have contributed to the violent resettlement of a minority ethnic group, a leaked report reveals.

Does Monstanto have a Role in Ukraine?

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. What is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the food game.

Engineering Ethnic Conflict of Ethiopia Government is a ‘Nightmare’ for Ethiopian pastoralists in SITTI region

Ethiopia’s policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors is encouraging human rights violations, ruining livelihoods and disturbing a delicate political balance between ethnic groups, a think tank report has found.

The US-based Oakland Institute says that while the east African country is now lauded as an economic success story, the report, Engineering Ethnic Conflict, “highlights the unreported nightmare experienced by Ethiopia’s traditionally pastoralization communities”.

Palm oil risk to Africa as prospectors eye swaths of land

Palm oil has long been produced in Africa on small-scale, diversified plantations. A report on palm oil, published last year by the NGO Grain, notes that tens of millions of people in Africa, most of them women, rely on this native tree for food and livelihoods. But the landscape is changing.

Ukraine Agreed to a Monsanto “Land Grab” to Get a $17 Billion Loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game.

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