About: land grab

Agrifood 12-10-2018

Operation to combat land-grabbing in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

In order to discourage foreign investors from purchasing hectares of farmland, the “Safer” society and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are encouraging MPs to notify them of this in advance. EURACTIV France’s media partner, the Journal de l’environnment reports.
Development Policy 06-05-2015

Germany ranked 5th in global human rights violations business index

Hardly any country in the world hosts as many companies accused of severe human rights violations as Germany, according to a recent survey by the University of Maastricht. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 18-03-2015

Putting the brakes on New Alliance land grabs

What kind of role should the private sector have in the post-2015 fight against poverty and food insecurity? And how should EU governments ensure it is genuinely inclusive and responsible? Yaekob Metena explores the possibilities.
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Agrifood 24-11-2014

Land grabbing, still a huge problem in Eastern Europe

The EU is currently witnessing a massive land grab, which has a direct impact on 25 million of its citizens, changing the way lands are being managed and how food is being produced, writes Attila Szocs.
Oxfam protestors demonstrate against land grabbing in Westminster, UK. 2012 [Oxfam International/Flickr]
Development Policy 17-06-2014

NGOs blame Berlin for feeding big business land grabs

NGOs in Germany accuse the public development agency DEG of promoting land grabbing in developing and newly industrialised countries and blames the German government for not taking the issue seriously. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Bearded wheat in Thésée, Loir-et-Cher, in France. [Sybarite48/Fotopedia].
Energy 30-05-2014

EU diplomats agree to 7% biofuels cap

EU ambassadors have agreed to a 7% cap on biofuels made from food crops in transport fuel, in a move environmentalists say is a “timid step” in the right direction.
Agrifood 03-10-2013

Food and drink firms urged to crack down on sugar ‘land grabs’

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Associated British Foods and other global food and beverage companies are being urged to establish a zero-tolerance policy on land grabs.
Energy 03-07-2013

Walking away from biofuels will not solve concerns about them

By effectively decreasing the ambition of its biofuels policy, as currently debated in the European Parliament and the Council, the EU walks away from concerns without solving them, writes Carlo Hamelinck.
Climate change 25-03-2013

Ministers block EU proposal to limit some biofuels

Several European ministers are blocking the EU’s proposal to curb the use of conventional biofuels, while some dispute claims the demand for crop-based oils drives deforestation and food insecurity in other parts of the world.
Agrifood 02-04-2010

EU wants to help small farmers in developing countries

To increase food security in developing countries, the European Commission has suggested that small-scale farmers must be supported and efforts must be made to ensure that their land rights are respected.