Land Rights

June 8, 2011
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.
July 15, 2011
Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.
April 19, 2014
Un consortium louche a obtenu 20’000 hectares au nord-ouest du Sénégal, dépossédant les éleveurs de la région de leurs moyens de subsistance et de leurs traditions.
April 19, 2014
180 organizations, including NGOs, unions, and farmer and consumer groups from over 80 countries, demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and its support of the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people -- farmers, pastoralists, and ind
April 17, 2014
La Banque mondiale tente, par une voie détournée, de faciliter la tâche de géants du secteur agricole qui cherchent à faire main basse, à faible coût, sur les terres des pays en développement. Telle est du moins l'analyse d'une coalition de près de 200 organisations non gouvernementales, qui pressent l'institution de cesser la publication annuelle d'un classement controversé évaluant les pays en fonction de la «facilité de faire des affaires».
April 14, 2014
Over nine thousand farmers and pastoralist in St. Louis in the north of Senegal are facing possible evictions from their land as multi-national agro-industries scramble for agricultural land in the region. Speaking to the African Press Agency on Sunday, Fulani cattle herders of the local community in Ross Bethio accused Senhuile-Sénéthanol, an Italian multinational company of encroaching on their grazing and farm lands.
April 16, 2014
Malgré la résistance des populations locales, l’entreprise Senhuile poursuit son projet de plantation agro-industrielle de 20 000 hectares, dans le nord-ouest du Sénégal. De nombreuses questions restent en suspens, notamment autour du montage organisationnel et financier de la société.
April 14, 2014
The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, warned that battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to ten years as a result of climate change.  As he was t
April 11, 2014
En 2013, la Banque Mondiale classait le Mali parmi les pays africains ayant fourni le plus d’efforts pour améliorer le « climat des affaires » depuis 2005. Malgré la crise qui a secoué le nord du pays de 2012 à 2013, il est resté le premier parmi les huit nations de l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) au classement Doing Business 2013. En 2014, le Mali a perdu ce leadership en arrivant juste derrière le Burkina Faso au classement général (155e place). Le pays reste cependant...
April 11, 2014
In 2013, Mali was classified among the African countries that made the most effort to improve their business climate since 2005 by the World Bank. Undeterred by the 2012-2013 political crisis, the country retained its top ranking out of the eight West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) nations in the Doing Business 2013 report. In 2014, Mali lost this leadership, coming at the 155th place, just behind Burkina Faso. The country, however, remains a good student of the World Bank in sub-...

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