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Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

Palestine: For Land and Life

Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal +1-510-469-5228, [email protected]

New research documents Palestinian resistance & resilience 70 years after the Nakba & 100 years after the Balfour Declaration.

Oakland, CA—Today, the Oakland Institute releases Palestine: For Land and Life, an extensive project comprised of nine reports and multimedia materials.

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