Land Rights

May 1, 2014
This is a hard column for me to write this week. Africa is in trouble. That’s not a comment that is hard to believe or one that is new to make.
April 28, 2014
Investors are lining up to purchase some 400 million acres of farmland that will become available over the next two decades, a report says. Investors are increasingly interested in capitalizing on the run-up in the value of private equity assets, it notes.  
April 10, 2014
While some still believe the United States is the greatest democracy on Earth, the US is actually a plutocracy, a government ruled by the wealthiest. The recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon will subject us to an even stronger plutocracy that no one will be able to deny.
April 10, 2014
McCutcheon should become a rallying cry for a focused campaign to ‘end the rule of money’
April 9, 2014
The World Bank is punishing countries for protecting their workers... Watch the report
April 10, 2014
Le Land Grabbing, ou accaparement des terres, ne concerne pas seulement les pays en développement : ce phénomène s’étend désormais aux Etats-Unis. La spéculation boursière serait ainsi responsable de la hausse des prix des terres agricoles aux Etats-Unis et empêcherait de nombreux jeunes agriculteurs de s’installer. C’est en tout cas ce qu’affirme l’Oakland Institute, un think tank américain progressiste, qui soupçonne Wall Street de vouloir faire main basse sur les terres.
April 15, 2014
Buy Farmland! It's often overlooked because it's not particularly sexy to mainstream investors, but there is huge opportunity in global farmland and sustainable farming.
April 23, 2014
“The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale. An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights.
April 28, 2014
Listen to the program On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the future of access to land for agriculture, in the U.S. and globally.  As urban development pushes outward, where will we find the land to feed a growing population?  And what are the solutions at the grassroots level to develop new farming talent, and defend cropland?  It’s Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.
April 28, 2014
Ecoutez Frederic Mousseau L’accaparement des terres en Afrique, toujours d’actualité, notamment au Sénégal, où un collectif d’ONG dénonce la mainmise d’une société sénégalo-italienne, Senhuile SA, sur la réserve naturelle de Ndiael.