Land Rights

Hedge funds 'grabbing land' in Africa

BBC--Hedge funds are behind "land grabs" in Africa to boost their profits in the food and biofuel sectors, a US think-tank says.

US universities in Africa 'land grab'

Guardian UK--Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

Investor land deals exploiting Africa, report alleges

Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.

Special Investigation Phase One: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

International NGO Releases Report on Illegal Logging in PNG

Bruce Hill

An international NGO says foreign logging companies are continuing to operate in parts of Papua New Guinea where the practice was supposed to have stopped.

The claim is made in the Oakland Institute's report "Taking on the logging pirates".

The Institute's policy director Frédéric Mousseau says the report is only one part of their effort to tell the world what's going on in PNG's forests.

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Papua New Guineans Speak Out Against Illegal Logging, Palm Oil, and Corruption

Oakland, CA—A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates, Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!

A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Communities Being Left Behind in the Fight for Land in Uganda

By: Jennifer Collins

In a Uganda forest reserve, green goals and community land rights are at odds. It's a story being played out across Africa, as investors scramble to lease and buy vast tracts.

Kutowajibika Katika Uwekezaji: Agrica Ni Mfano Wa Mradi Wa Maendeleo Ulioharibika Tanzania

Mashamba ya kilombelo (KPL) yana ukubwa wa hekta 5,818 (ha) za mpunga zilizo katika kiini cha rutuba cha Bonde la Kilombero, Tanzania. Mbali na kuendeleza mashamba makubwa ya mpunga, KPL inafanya kazi na wakulima wadogo wadogo kupitia mashamba darasa yanayozingatia mfumo wa teknolojia ya ongezeko la mpunga (SRI) . Mradi wa uwekezaji unapata msaada mkubwa wa kifedha na kiufundi kutoka taasisi za maendeleo mbalimbali ikiwa ni pamoja na Idara ya Kimataifa ya Maendeleo ya Uingereza (DfID) na USAID1.

US Senate Letter to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

Letter from US Senators Patrick Leahy and Jeff Merkley to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill calling for action to end land grabbing and illegal logging in PNG.

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