Land Rights

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Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

En nombre del desarrollo, se arrasan pueblos y ecosistemas

París/Oakland, IPS - Nuestro compromiso a favor del acceso y el control de los recursos naturales, en Greenpeace y en el Oakland Institute, hace que nos acusen constantemente de operar en contra del desarrollo, o que nos tachen de ser «organizaciones del Primer Mundo que se ocupan más de los árboles que de los seres humanos», pese a que trabajamos con comunidades en todo el mundo, desde China a Camerún o la República Checa.

En nombre del desarrollo, se arrasan pueblos y ecosistemas

En esta columna, Karine Jacquemart, coordinadora del Proyecto Forestal para África de Greenpeace, y Anuradha Mittal, directora ejecutiva del Oakland Institute, denuncian la intensa competencia por la adquisición de tierras que se ha desencadenado para explotar las riquezas del planeta, con la consecuencia del desplazamiento de campesinos, la destrucción de sus sistemas de vida y la persecución de quienes resisten el avance de las corporaciones.

Foreigners Now Control Some 2 Million Hectares of Land in Ukraine

The fate of Ukraine’s agricultural sector is on shaky ground. Last year, the Oakland Institute reported that over 1.6 million hectares (ha) of land in Ukraine are now under the control of foreign-based corporations. Further research has allowed for the identification of additional foreign investments.

Who Owns Agricultural Land in Ukraine?

The fate of Ukraine’s agricultural sector is on shaky ground. Last year, the Oakland Institutereported that over 1.6 million hectares (ha) of land in Ukraine are now under the control of foreign-based corporations. Further research has allowed for the identification of additional foreign investments.

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

In this column, Karine Jacquemart, Forest Project Leader for Africa at Greenpeace International, and Anuradha Mittal Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, argue that the land rush unleashed around the world to own and exploit Earth’s natural bounty is not only fierce and unfair, but increasingly fatal, with lands, homes and forests bulldozed and cleared for foreign investors and livelihoods shattered.

The Dark Side of Development: Displacement, Eviction in World Bank Projects and Ethiopia

With the help of international aid, foreign land grabs in the Gambella region of Ethiopia have resulted in environmental degradation, more severe economic and social inequality, and human rights abuses, according to a new study by the Oakland InstituteWe Say The Land Is Not Yours collects testimony from victims of “villagization,” a policy of forced displacement started under the military Derg dictatorship and, ac

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

In this column, Karine Jacquemart, Forest Project Leader for Africa at Greenpeace International, and Anuradha Mittal Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, argue that the land rush unleashed around the world to own and exploit Earth’s natural bounty is not only fierce and unfair, but increasingly fatal, with lands, homes and forests bulldozed and cleared for foreign investors and livelihoods shattered.

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