New report: European banks fuelling food price volatility and hunger

kristy Reforming Global Finance

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 12 January 2012 From: Friends of the Earth Europe NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN BANKS FUELLING FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY AND HUNGER European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a …

Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from ‘global land grabbing’

kristy SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting

New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights. by Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes Fresh evidence from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union was presented last week …

Debating the Global Land Grab

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

Coinciding with the Global Land Grab conference held at the University of Sussex, three leading commentators debate the politics of land deals; contrasting a World Bank “code of conduct” perspective with more critical analysis looking at human rights and labour issues. A new report has been released this week to …