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land grabbing

Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.

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Gayndah. The modern bridge across the Burnett River. Seen from the town lookout
10 June 2021
Paraguay

Asuncion, Jun 10 (EFE) .- The Government of Paraguay announced Thursday that it granted the Ministry of Defense the possession of some 24,000 hectares seized from networks dedicated to cocaine trafficking, due to its strategic location, about five kilometers from the border with Bolivia.

Proposed site for the sugar factory
13 November 2022
Sri Lanka

A decades-long struggle that farmers have been waging against multinationals angling to acquire thousands of acres of lush state agricultural land in Bibile for a sugar factory is continuing.

7 October 2022
Cambodia
  • Lakes in Phnom Penh are fast being filled in and parceled off as prime real estate to wealthy and politically connected individuals.
  • Families who have for generations fished and practiced aquaculture on the lakes and surrounding wetlands face eviction and the loss of livelihoods.
Aerial view of irrigation infrastructure in need of repair in Birni-N'Konni, Niger,Photo by ,Aerial view of irrigation infrastructure in need of repair in Birni-N'Konni, Niger,2020,,licence,CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
20 August 2022
Nigeria

No fewer than 55 communities in four local government areas of Edo State yesterday protested the acquisition of the communities’ rainforest reserve and farmland by the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in spite of pending court cases on the matter.

 

23 August 2022
Pakistan

Pakistan Railways has leased out around 4,687 acres of its land during the last four years with the aim to transform the department into profitable entity by generating more revenue.

The leased-out land was located in seven divisions including Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi Multan and Sukkar, an official of the Ministry of Railways told APP.

Sierra Leone Land Destruction
9 August 2022
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Sierra Leone

Freetown, August 8, 2022 – Sierra Leone’s Parliament has passed two groundbreaking bills that transform communities’ ability to protect their land rights and the environment. The new legislation serves as a model for the rest of the world.

 

Passed by unanimous votes, the Customary Land Rights and National Land Commission Acts will, among other things:

7 July 2022
China
Myanmar

Main photo: The Chinese fence inside Myanmar’s territory in October 2021. / NamKhamnews

China has cut off electricity to a border village in northern Shan State for nearly nine months due to boundary disputes, according to residents. 

5 July 2022
South Africa

Representatives of a group of civil society organisations are calling for the United Nations Development Programme to retract a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone that could contribute up to 10% of South Africa’s total emissions from all sectors combined — and threaten water security from Limpopo to Zimbabwe.

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Community Development Association (CDA) is a highly secular, non-partisan-non-Government Development Organization (NGDO) established in the year 1985-1986 in North Western Part of  Bangladesh CDA gradually has been shifted its strategic position from charity to a Right based Organization now facilitating among the poorest, landless and marginal farmers along with the plain land indigenous people (IP) including the differently able men, women &youth with a view to empower, ensure and secure access to land Rights from its inception.

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Green Scenery is concerned that 60% of the total area in one of the districts in Sierra Leone could soon be converted for large-scale industrial oil palm plantations.

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The Gecko Project is an investigative journalism initiative established to shine a light on the corruption driving land grabs and the destruction of tropical rainforests. It seeks to create and maintain a sense of urgency over the role of large land deals, predominantly for food production, in some of the most pressing global challenges: climate change, the collapse of biodiversity, food security, and the rights of indigenous peoples and other rural communities. We aim to achieve this through the production and promotion of in-depth, high-quality and accessible journalism.

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