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Dutch flower farms avoid paying tax in Kenya

  • Agriculture
  • Corruption
  • Economy
  • Finance

AMSTERDAM, NAIROBI - Dutch flower growers in Kenya avoid corporate taxation, using transfer pricing and offshore constructions. The loss of tax revenue due to these practices is substantial and has large consequences for Kenyan society.

The suicide epidemic in the profitable Indian microfinance market

  • Agriculture
  • Finance

MUMBAI - This story focuses on the suicide epidemic of Indian farmers related to over-indebtedness. For the first time the names of the lenders and their donors involved in the farmers' suicides due to overindebeteness are uncovered.

Why are Colombian bananas crooked?

  • Conflict
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

COLOMBIA - Belgium is a banana republic, as far as trade is concerned. There are only three countries in the world that import more bananas than we do: the United States, Russia and China. But we export 87 percent, or 1.17 tons, of those bananas. Most bananas come from Colombia. 

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is the king of the woods

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

PRAGUE - When the state-owned company Czech Forests, the largest owner of forestlands in the Czech Republic, began to experiment with a new commercial policy back in 2010, it was met with a significant public outcry.

Land of plenty, land of but a few

  • Agriculture
  • Economy

MAPUTO - “Land of plenty, land of but a few” is a web documentary and a data journalism investigation that tells the story of how the peasants who live in the Nacala Corridor, one of the most fertile and populated areas of Mozambique, have been heavily affected by the arrival of large agricultural investments. More about the story here.

The history of the pig (within us)

  • History
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

Pigs have had a close connection to humans since prehistoric times. Over the centuries, stories, rules and legends have given the animal a profound meaning. It is a symbol of uncleanness, for the 'beast' hidden inside of us, a source of food, a bone of contention in discussions. This animal signifies both passion and rejection. And that says a lot about mankind.

Changez!

  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

BELGIUM - In a time of growing polarization, geo-political instability and a reduced confidence in institutions, there are people who want real change. Bottom-up seems to be a major shift in the political landscape. Citizens solve problems without waiting for decision-making. This can be the start of a new power structure and will thoroughly change our policy.

Catching the real pirates

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Europe
  • Organised crime

A number of fishing companies are flouting international law, exploiting workers, and over-fishing, thus stripping vulnerable countries of a vital food source.

Fish & Ships: Europe’s fishing deals in West Africa

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Europe

In the imbalance of power in Europe’s fishing deals with West African countries, locals get the short end of the stick.

The Cotton Connection

  • Agriculture
  • Industry

Early 2016 Burkina Faso announced its withdrawal from the genetically modified cotton introduced by multinational Monsanto eight years before. The Cotton Connection investigation shows that the American company made huge mistakes, but is not the only actor to be criticised.