land grabs

Unduly setting apart or taking for one's own use, control or management of a stretch of territory.

JBS: pagando propina, funcionário da empresa teria obtido certificados sem que inspeções fossem feitas

Autor: Isabela Prado Callegari

Fonte: https://www.cartacapital.com.br/politica/a-jbs-e-a-venda-de-terras-a-estrangeiros

 

No Brasil, é xadrez para os pobres e xeque-mate para os ricos

 

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Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2009

This urgent alert is based on the forceful evictions of Maasai pastoralists from their homes and grazing lands in Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District in Northern Tanzania and the gross human rights violations that are being committed. 

The eviction operation started on the 4th July 2009 and was conducted by the notorious riot police, the Field Force Unit, with assistance of private guards from the Otterlo Business Cooperation (OBC). They entered the villages by shooting in the air and using teargas before pouring petrol on the Maasai homes and setting them on fire.

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Peer-reviewed publication
October 2012

Like many of its neighbors, Tanzania is experiencing a well-documented surge of land grabbing related to investments in industries such as agriculture, biofuels, tourism, hunting, and forestry. Land grabbing in Tanzania is best understood and analyzed as both a symptom of and contributor towards wider political economic processes of change occurring in Tanzania.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2013

Large-scale land acquisitions are increasing in pace and scale, in particular across parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Weak governance and poor land use planning mean that commercial ‘land grabs’ often damage biodiversity as well as dispossessing people from customary rights and livelihoods. Land can also be ‘grabbed’ for ‘green’ purposes, triggering conflicts that undermine potential synergies. Expanded state protected areas, land for carbon offset markets and REDD, and for private conservation projects all potentially conflict with community rights.

A paralegal speaks with community members in Mamusa community, Sierra Leone.

A small band of grassroots advocates has been helping communities in Sierra Leone secure better deals for their land, says Sonkita Conteh, from paralegal organisation Namati

Coming soon
5 June 2017 to 16 June 2017
Facilitators
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Lukasz Czerwinski

From June 5-16, 2017, Landesa and the Land Portal will co-facilitate a dialogue through which a variety of stakeholders will contribute to discussion on the principles and practices of land-based investments, with a focus on the Tanzanian context. This is intended as part of the broader conversation on responsible investment in land principles, guidelines and practices that has proliferated since, at least, the 2009 food crisis and subsequent ‘land grabs’ that swept the global south

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4 May 2017

Date: 4 mai 2017

Source: Adiac

Le ministre des Affaires foncières, Félix Kabange Numbi,  s'en va en guerre contre les spoliateurs des sites de la jeunesse.

C'est un échange enrichissant que le ministre  Félix Kabange Numbi a eu le mercredi 3 mai avec  son homologue Maguy Kiala, ministre en charge de la jeunesse.

One of four Indigenous campesinos killed by Mexican police on Wednesday. | Photo: Ruptura Colectiva
14 April 2017

Federal police in the Mexican state of Michoacan killed four Indigenous campesinos Wednesday, entering their homes and shooting them on site, Ruptura Colectiva reports.

The four victims, whose names have yet to be released, were members of the Arantepacua Communal Property Collective, a grassroots organization that fights for Indigenous land rights in Michoacan. Eight members were left injured and 40 more were arrested, Mexico News Daily reports.

Witnesses also claim police threatened women and children who arrived at the scene of the murder with violence.

14 April 2017

The decision by the government of Jigawa State to hand over 12,000 hectares of land spread across four local government areas to a Chinese investor is threatening the livelihood of about 150,000 persons in the state.

The 12,000 hectares are spread across Gagarawa, Taura, Suletankarkar and Garki local government areas of the state.

The state government had in 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Lee Group to allocate land to the company to set up a sugarcane plantation with a view to setting up a Sugar factory.