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01 Aug 2014Mail & Guardian
Sugar wars: 35 years of bitter feuds in Central Malawi
Four hundred subsistence farmers say sugar giant Illovo illegally took over 600 ha of their land in 1979. And they still want it back.
18 Aug 2013sadcpeoplessummit.org
2013 SADC Peoples Summit: Peasants and rural women propose solutions and demand immediate action!
Land grabbing of perceived “idle” and “underutilized” land must be stopped and investments, which are pro-poor, environmentally and ecologically should be promoted.
31 Aug 2012The Maravi Post
Malawi poor shoved out of ancestral land as global demand for food, bio-fuels grows
Investment firms describe it as the next golden opportunity. They say they're taking and using underutilised and uncultivated land. But as MaraPost's *Charles Mkula* reports, simply put, it's land-grabbing and somethings has to be done about it
26 Apr 2012IRIN
Malawi: Without land reform, small farmers become "trespassers"
In 2009 Dororthy Dyton and about 2,000 other subsistence farmers in southern Malawi’s Chikhwawa District were informed by their local chief that the land had been sold and they could no longer cultivate there.
29 Dec 2011Guardian
Changing land laws, policies to suit needs of locals, investors
As more and more fertile lands and rivers are in the hands of few investors, some villagers in southern Africa have started experiencing food shortages, a situation which was not there before.
28 Jun 2011OPIC
OPIC board approves nearly $500 million for renewable resources investment funds
The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation pours $150 million into fund targeting farmland acquisitions in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
27 Oct 2010APA
Land grabbing – a killing blow to the fight against poverty in Africa
Oxfam concerned that land grabbing not being addressed adequately and with enough of a sense of urgency.
04 Jun 2010Institutional Investor
SilverStreet Fund focuses on agriculture in Africa
SilverStreet is scouting for commercial farms in five countries — Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
28 May 2010Institutional Investor
SilverStreet Fund focuses on agriculture in Africa
Vaughan-Smith and his team of seven professionals are scouting for commercial farms in five countries — Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia — where conditions are deemed to be the most favorable.
11 Jan 2010IPS
Malawi: Green Belt initiative taking shape
Malawi's Civil Society Agriculture Network (Cisanet) argue that government is fuelling foreigner land grab at the expense of the welfare of locals.
03 Dec 2009La Nation
Djibouti: "La sécurité alimentaire constitue la priorité des priorités dans notre pays"
Au niveau institutionnel, le gouvernement a mis en place cette année, la Société Djiboutienne de Sécurité Alimentaire qui est chargée notamment de la mise en œuvre et la gestion des projets de sécurité alimentaire sur des milliers d'hectares de terres fertiles mis à la disposition de notre pays par l'Ethiopie, le Soudan, et le Malawi.
26 Aug 2009La Nation
Djibouti / pays du COMESA : Acquisition de terres arables
"Jamais deux sans trois", dit-on. L'adage se vérifie avec la concession du Malawi, après l'Ethiopie, de quelques 55 000 ha de terres agricoles en faveur de Djibouti.

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