Vietnam’s two biggest rubber companies are moving into Cambodia and Laos, seizing farmland, flouting land and forest protection laws and wrecking local livelihoods.
Who will really benefit from Europe’s new financial policy initiative?
On 30th September 2015 the European Commission released an “action plan” to implement the Capital Market Union initiative, the last piece of the EU’s policy response jigsaw following the 2008 financial crisis.
Rubber in the Mekong
The last decade has seen the rubber industry balloon, but as supply struggles to keep up with demand rubber plantation companies are expanding onto new land with disastrous effect.
Dealing with Disclosure
The rush for land in developing countries is rapidly intensifying, but the sector remains largely unregulated internationally.
Guns, Cronies and Crops
New Global Witness exposé: how Myanmar’s business, political and military cronies conspired to grab farmers’ land, leaving communities struggling to survive.