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98- year old, blind Elizabeth has to give way for Palm Oil Plantation

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98 year old, blind Elisabeth: “I still have two years to go before I am hundred”.

Thousands of people disenfranchised, evicted and deprived of their livelihoods, this is not current affairs but a process over years. Near Kade, Eastern Region of Ghana, a Belgium Oil Palm Farmer promotes biodiversity and drives out residents. GOPDC owns two industrial plantations, in Kwae and Okumaning, with a total concession of 14,153 ha but only 7,700 ha being already developed. One of the evictees is 98-year old Elisabeth.

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Rights of Farmers and Duties of Investors

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If you want to use this leaflet with the simplified Guidelines on Land Tenure for capacity building find a printable PDF here:  Simplified Version of UN VGs

Nigeria : Staple Crop Processing Zone in Kogi – another form of land grabbing?

Under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Nigeria developped the idea of Staple Crop Processing Zones. An investor brings a food processing plant, so the idea, the farmers sell their produce to him/her. The farmers remain independant and keep their land. Is this a model for the future or ajust another myth?
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Soil Atlas 2015

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2015 is the Year of the Soil! Find in this atlas facts and figures, all explained in concrete examples and infographics. Everything you always wanted to know about what is happening above and under the ground, the impact of climate change, land grabbing and urbanization.
Soil Atlas 2015

Africa Land Conference

LPI, the Land Policy Initiative invited to discuss the Implementation of Voluntary Principles on LSLBI and Inclusive Growth in Agriculture in Addis Abeba, November 2014 Continue reading

Avoir a l’œil les loups en habit d’agneau

Avoir a l’œil les loups en habit d’agneau

Des représentants des organisations de la société civile du Cameroun (COMMINSUD), de la Côte d’Ivoire (COPAGEN), du Burkina Faso (ROPPA), du Ghana (GRAIN), du Niger (Swissaid), du Nigéria (LJ4WA), du Sénégal (CRAFS), du Togo (AFSA), et de Synergie Paysanne du Bénin pays organisateur ont valide la Strategie de Plaidoyer contre l’accaparement des terres et pour la promotion de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest le 23, 24 et 25 Septembre 2014 a Porto Novo (Republique du Benin).
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Tales of Grabland

Ogoni communities are already affected severely by the oil industry in the Niger delta. Watch this documentary, which shows how the communities lost their land for a banana plantation. Continue reading

Land is the biggest obstacle to women power in agriculture, says female food hero

Published: November 1, 2013

By Peter Jopke

For Susan Godwin, this nation’s role model female farmer, honour came with a sense of irony. At the time Oxfam, the global development civic group, and a network of other NGOs were recognizing her with the award of Nigeria’s Female Food Hero, in far away Washington DC, her landlord broke the tenancy agreement that made her a successful farmer in the first place. Continue reading