Land Rights

May 29, 2014
UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 29 2014 (IPS) - The world is increasingly hungry because small farmers are losing access to farmland. Small farmers produce most of the world’s food but are now squeezed onto less than 25 percent of the world’s farmland, a new report reveals. Corporate and commercial farms, big biofuel operations and land speculators are pushing millions off their land.
May 21, 2014
Benjamin Dummai, le Directeur général de Senhuile SA, un projet agroalimentaire italo-sénégalais qui occupe illégitimement 20.000 hectares dans le nord du Sénégal, a été congédié par son conseil d’administration et arrêté par les autorités sénégalaises la semaine dernière. Selon les médias locaux, il est accusé d’avoir détourné près d’un demi-million de dollars.
May 22, 2014
E’ stato arrestato per presunti crimini finanziari, con l’accusa di appropriazione indebita di quasi mezzo milione di dollari, Benjamin Dummai, direttore generale della Senhuile SA, consorzio agro-alimentare italo-senegalese che sfrutta 20.000 ettari di terra nel nord-est del paese. Lo hanno riferito organizzazioni contadine, comunità locali e partner internazionali tra cui Re:Common, Grain e Oakland Institute.
May 21, 2014
Benjamin Dummai, il direttore generale della Senhuile SA, consorzio agro-alimentare italo-senegalese che ha occupato in maniera illegittima 20mila ettari di terra nel nord del Senegal, dopo essere stato licenziato dal consiglio di amministrazione della società, la settimana scorsa è stato arrestato dalle forze di polizia senegalesi. Secondo i media locali, sarebbe accusato di essersi appropriato di quasi mezzo milione di dollari.
May 27, 2014
Massive land-grabs are driving commercial agriculture and investment around the world, often at the expense of the world’s small-scale farmers – who feed 80 percent of the developing world. WASHINGTON — The U.S. public and private sectors are among the leading drivers of a global drive to snap up usable – and often in-use – agricultural land, in what critics say remains a steadily increasing epidemic of “land-grabbing.”
May 23, 2014
Last month, Oakland Institute released a report about the 37 villages in the rural Ndiael region of Senegal who had their land illegally confiscated by Senhuile, an Italian-Senegalese agribusiness project. We have an update on the issue. Benjamin Dummai, the CEO of Senhuile, was fired by the company's board of directors this past week and was arrested by Senegalese authorities. According to the local press, Dummai is accused of embezzling nearly 300,000 euros.
May 22, 2014
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May 21, 2014
Senhuile, a foreign-owned agriculture company operating in Senegal, announced on April 28, 2014 that it had “revoked” its CEO Benjamin Dummai. A few weeks later Senegalese authorities arrested Dummai on charges of embezzling almost half a million dollars.
May 15, 2014
Listen to the full program 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.