Land Rights

March 26, 2014
SYDNEY, Mar 26 2014 (IPS) - For many Pacific Islanders, customary land is the source of life, identity and social security. However, most island states are developing countries, and governments claim land reform is needed to improve infrastructure and economic development. Registration of customary land, the predominant tenure system, with more options for leasing to the state and developers is being promoted as the way forward.
March 31, 2014
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March 28, 2014
Meer dan negenduizend Senegalese boeren en herders dreigen plaats te moeten maken voor een plantage van 20.000 hectare van Senhuile SA, een conglomeraat van internationale investeerders. De boeren zeggen hun grasland, water, voedsel en brandhout kwijt te raken door de komst van de plantage.
March 31, 2014
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Please join us to tell the World Bank that it has no business in ranking countries and opening them up to foreign corporations hungry for their natural resources and cheap labor. Help us challenge the role of the World Bank in large-scale environmentally and socially destructive land grabs, by
March 4, 2014
By all accounts, Jude Becker is a very successful farmer. His organic, pasture-raised Becker Lane pork, is considered the best of the best. It’s for sale in several Northern California Whole Foods and at farmers’ markets in Chicago, as well as on plates in several high-end restaurants around the country. There’s even a small retail market for it in Japan.
March 4, 2014
Le projet Sen huile-Sen éthanol présente des ramifications troublantes. Derrière sa vitrine opaque se cachent une foultitude de connexions qui plongent leurs ramifications en Italie, aux Etats-Unis, au Brésil, au Panama et dans les hautes sphères de l’Administration sénégalaise. Selon le rapport d’Oakland Institute, il s’agit avant tout d’une société contrôlée par «un réseau d’intérêts privés».
March 4, 2014
Un rapport d’Oakland Institute, assis sur une enquête de terrain, met à nu les impacts négatifs du projet Sen huile-Sen éthanol. Ce document de dix-sept pages, commis par un cercle de réflexion chargé de «promouvoir la participation citoyenne et un débat équitable sur les questions sociales, économiques et environnementales», s’attache à démontrer comment le projet Sen huile-Sen éthanol menace l’environnement et détruit les communautés locales de la réserve de Ndiaël.
March 3, 2014
A new report on a government-sanctioned land grab in Senegal shows a new deal that threatens thousands of Peul pastoralists in the rural Ndiel area. RFI spoke to Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the agricultural policy think tank, the Oakland Institute, who says Senhuile-Senéthanol, a multinational corporation, has leased 20,000 hectares of prime pasture in Senegal, pushing herders off their land.

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