Published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, June 30, 2011.
Civil society organisations* from Latin America, Europe and around the world have issued an open letter calling on the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation to reject a proposal to finance Calyx Agro, a company that acquires farmland in Latin America on behalf of wealthy foreign investors. Calyx Agro is a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders. The World Bank is considering a loan of up US$30 million to help Calyx Agro expand its operations in Latin America.
The letter also denounces the Bank for its on-going support to other leading investors involved in land grabbing around the world.
The complete letter is available in English here.
*Signatories are: … (full text).
Link: FrarmlandGrab in french.