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TIAA tied to deforestation and displacement of farmers, environmentalists claim in new report (Global Capitalism)

Wednesday 10 May 2017 by LRAN

WASHINGTON D.C. – According to a report released today by leading environmental and social justice advocates, the investment management firm TIAA is leading a trend of speculating in land markets, which drives up farmland prices and displaces family farmers in the US and in Brazil.



Special Edition on the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles (Global Capitalism)

Focus on the global south
Tuesday 2 May 2017 by LRAN

To mark the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, Focus on the Global South releases this special edition that puts together articles on issues that small farmers and peasants continue to face. These pieces also highlight the different forms of resistance that farmers and peasants put up amidst these challenges.



Amazon rainforest’s final frontier under threat from oil and soya (Global Capitalism)

Natural resources and development
Saturday 11 March 2017 by LRAN

In Brazil’s least developed state, Amapá, locals fear that government plans to increase soya and oil production will destroy the area – and their livelihoods



The “Engine of Economic Growth”: An Overview of Private Investment Policies, Trends, and Projects in Cambodia (Global Capitalism)

By Mark Grimsditch. Edited by: Shalmali Guttal, Clarissa Militante, Julia Laki
Sunday 17 July 2016 by LRAN

Since the early 1990s, Cambodia has been heavily reliant on foreign aid. The Cambodian Government is seeking to reduce donor-dependence and increase self-reliance, aiming to lift the country to the status of higher middle-income country by 2030. This goal depends heavily on increasing private investment, and the Government has described the private sector as the “engine of economic growth” for Cambodia. It is therefore seeking to encourage both foreign and domestic investment in order to maintain current growth rates and facilitate continued development of the country.



Logs and Patronage: Systematic illegal logging and the destruction of state forests and protected areas in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia (Global Capitalism)

The NGO Forum on Cambodia
Thursday 11 February 2016 by LRAN

This report presents results of research into the destruction of forests and natural resources in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia. Over a number of months the researchers collected evidence and legal documentation, often working under dangerous and life-threatening conditions to record the activities of the luxury timber trade. The report has special relevance in light of recent pronouncements about preventing illegal logging in Cambodia.



Media Coverage on Foreign Pensions Funds and Land Grabbing in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

English, French and Swedish sources



NYT: TIAA-CREF, U.S. Investment Giant, Accused of Land Grabs in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

As an American investment giant that manages the retirement savings of millions of university administrators, public school teachers and others, TIAA-CREF prides itself on upholding socially responsible values, even celebrating its role in drafting United Nations principles for buying farmland that promote transparency, environmental sustainability and respect for land rights.



Revista Mural Internacional, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). V 5, June 2014.

Financial capital and land speculation in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Fábio T. Pitta and Maria Luisa Mendonça
Saturday 8 November 2014 by LRAN

Keywords: Industrialization of agriculture, financial capital, international market,
debt crisis.



New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa raises concerns (Africa)

Saturday 17 May 2014 by LRAN


Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe : Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (Africa)

Edited by Sam Moyo Walter Chambati
Monday 12 May 2014 by LRAN


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