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MS landowners learn about leasing oil and gas rights - Farmweek, April 14, 2014

Oil and gas discoveries in Southwest Mississippi has many landowners wondering about what to consider when leasing their mineral rights. The Mississippi Stat...
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Land deals in Africa have led to a wild west – bring on the sheriff, says FAO

Land deals in Africa have led to a wild west – bring on the sheriff, says FAO | land tenure | Scoop.it
Food and Agriculture Organisation chief José Graziano da Silva demands high noon on land grabs that jeopardise food security...

 

Large land deals have accelerated since the surge in food prices in 2007-08, prompting companies and sovereign wealth funds to take steps to guarantee food supplies. But, four to five years on, in Africa only 10-15% of land is actually being developed, claimed Graziano da Silva. Some of these investments have involved the loss of jobs, as labour intensive farming is replaced by mechanised farming or some degree of loss of tenure rights.

 

Oxfam said the global land rush is out of control and urged the World Bank to freeze its investments in large-scale land acquisitions to send a strong signal to global investors to stop.


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