Monthly Archives: October 2009

Corporate farming or land grab (SCOPE Pakistan)

Karachi 17 October: A roundtable held at local hotel in Karachi on “Corporate Farming or Land Grab” on 17 October 2009, organized by Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE). Tanveer Arif, CEO of SCOPE and Ms. Najma Sadeque, … Continue reading

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The Global Land Grab

By Najma Sadeque – 26 October 2009 It was not until last year that the global land grab story finally broke. GRAIN, the Barcelona-based international NGO, identified over 100 land deals scattered around the world. Over the past five years, … Continue reading

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Giving Away the Family Silver

By Najma Sadeque – 26 October 2009 It was the sheer scale of the proposed land lease that shocked Pakistanis to attention. One million acres of Pakistani land were offered to any takers. It was immediately snapped up. The government … Continue reading

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