I am compelled by the murder of Mr. Andre Meyer, 49, a Zimbabwean British Investor in Ghana, to release this four-part article prematurely. My condolence to the bereaved family, friends, and well-wishers. My personal circumstances compelled me to protest this situation and presented two petitions to Ghana’s Legislative Assembly of which one was on land …
Category Archive: Land Grab
UK and Germany firms use government officials to grab 20,000 peasants’ land As people celebrate Christmas, it is a luxury that others can even hardly afford to think about and have spent their last 10 Christmas like that—sad, poor and displaced.
A day sensitization and awareness creation on alienation of communal land and its implications on livelihood and forms of rights and interests has been held at Koforidua.
Nyariga, Oct 31, GNA –An Oxfam-led global campaign, which aims to promote sustainable agriculture while increasing food supply has been launched at Nyariga in the Upper East Region.
With world food demand expected to jump 70% and rising production of biofuels, international investors are gobbling up agricultural land in developing world. But what happens to the rights of local farmers?
ROME (Reuters) – A U.N. intergovernmental body on food security has failed to adopt international guidelines on land governance, delaying efforts to regulate so-called land-grabbing as investors race to snap up agricultural land.
An increasing number of land deals are displacing farmers and leaving poor communities homeless, campaigning charity Oxfam has warned.
Rising demand for the dominant form of renewable energy worldwide – wood – could drive yet more acquisitions of land in developing countries where food insecurity is rising and land rights are weak, say researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development.
The thriving market for land for commercial agriculture in East and West Africa is now seen as a threat to food security as rural populations are pushed off prime land.
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 27 (UPI) — Large land grabs by foreign countries and corporate entities are endangering food security in sub-Saharan Africa, an area already under pressure from famine, drought and endemic conflict, the State of the World 2011 report said.