Land Rights

June 17, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 2014 (IPS) - Try to imagine an expanse of barren land, stretching for miles, with no trace of greenery, not a single bough to cast a sliver of shade, or a trickle of water to moisten the parched earth. Now imagine that desert expanding by 12 million hectares a year. Why? Because it’s already happening.
June 18, 2014
Media Contact: Anuradha Mittalamittal@oaklandinstitute.org+1-510-469-5228  
June 18, 2014
From rising food prices to growing demand for biofuel, the current obsession for agricultural land borders on speculative mania as private companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, and sovereign wealth funds join the land rush looking for lucrative deals in the developing world. An estimated 500 million acres, an area about ten times the size of Britain, has been bought or leased in the developing world in the last decade. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of this trend have...
May 26, 2014
Elsadig Elsheikh, Oakland Institute fellow, speaks on KPFA's Africa Today.  Listen to the program
May 28, 2014
On May 27, 2014, the international NGO, Greenpeace, presented its investigative report in which it was revealed that “the American company, Herakles Farms, by way of a front company, conspired with the Cameroonian Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (which, so far, has issued no response to the accusation) to obtain unlawfully a logging licence as a part of the land deal it was granted in November 2013.
May 28, 2014
L’ONG internationale Greenpeace a présenté le 27 mai 2014 à Yaoundé, dans la capitale camerounaise, le rapport d’une enquête révélant que «l’entreprise américaine Herakles Farms, à travers une société écran, aurait agi de connivence avec le ministre camerounais des forêts et de la faune (qui n’a pas réagi à cette accusation jusqu’ici, Ndlr), pour obtenir illégalement un permis d
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.

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