Extractive Industries

'All we ask is for is our land back': Uganda's Bugala Island farmers

By: Evelyn Lirri
Date: June 19th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

BUGALA ISLAND, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mariam Nakakeeto listened quietly to the grievances of fellow farmers gathered outside the grounds of a local church on Bugala Island, by the shores of Lake Victoria.

Publication date
June 2016

Eight years after releasing its first report on land grabbing, which put the issue on the international agenda, GRAIN publishes a new dataset documenting nearly 500 cases of land grabbing around th

Report Finds Big Ag's Global Land Grab Expanding to New Frontiers

By: Deirdre Fulton
Date: June 14th 2016
Source: Common Dreams

While 'food security-driven land grabbing' has subsided in recent years, 'plain old profit-driven agribusiness expansion is now the dominant agenda'

Big Ag's global land grab is huge, growing, and "extending its reach to new frontiers," according to a new report from the international non-profit GRAIN.

Publication date
May 2015

In 2008, three sugar companies were awarded nearly 20,000 hectares of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) in Oddar Meanchey province.

Land rights at root of palm oil conflict in Liberia, campaigners say

By: Matthew Ponsford
Date: May 6th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lack of tenure over ancestral lands lies at the root of violent clashes on land leased to foreign palm oil producers in Liberia, a leading researcher said.


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