Land Rights

So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and Falsehoods to Push GMOs

According to Mathew Holehouse in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper (here), former UK Environment Minister Owen Paterson will this week accuse the European Union and Greenpeace of condemning people in the developing world to death by refusing to accept genetically modified crops.

Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine

Ukraine has become a nation synonymous with the daily headlines, from the trail of western intervention and subversion that lead to a violent coup in 2013 to the devastating civil war that has torn the nation apart. These stories, as crucial as they are to investigate, have provided the perfect cover for international corporations to exploit Ukraine’s resources.

Iowa CCI plans to counter ‘corporate’ Ag Summit

DES MOINES — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement plans to counter what it calls a “corporate” ag summit scheduled for early next month.

Instead of the Iowa Ag Summit, planned for March 7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Iowa CCI will hold its own Food & Ag Justice Summit March 6 and 7 at the group’s headwquarters in Des Moines.

Dan Rather Reports: Trouble on the Land (transcript)

On September 27, 2001, Dan Rather Reports aired an episode called Trouble on the Land, which examined the AgriSol land deal in Tanzania and the parties involved.

German Lawmakers Claim Ukraine Conflict Covers Up Massive Cropland Seizures

According to the office of a German parliament member, the conflict in Ukraine is used to cover up a sale of farmlands in the interest of major corporations.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The armed conflict in Ukraine is a smokescreen for the seizure of high-quality cropland by foreign firms funded by the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the office of a German parliament member said on Thursday.

Are Africans in the Diaspora short-sighted?

OF LATE, some Zimbabweans who are now resident (or citizens) in the UK, have been disposing their properties in Zimbabwe to pay deposits for mortgages in the UK.
Those doing so see it as wise investment, while others believe they will never go back to live in Zimbabwe.
“Buy a stand in Zimbabwe and develop it. Build a house or a cottage and then sell it. Invest the money in a property here,” one of my friends, who thinks I am missing on an ‘opportunity’, advised me a few weeks ago.

Africa’s only hope is Zim’s land reform model

By Bernard Bwoni
A recent report by the Oakland Institute revealed that there are billionaires from the West who have been buying and grabbing land in Africa at a very concerning rate.

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