“In the very short term land will became scarcest for Mozambicans because the government is attracting foreign investors arguing that we have huge unused land“, a spokesperson for UNAC told IPS. “What happens, in fact, when investors come, their appetite is centered on land already being used by locals.”
La entidad financiera DEG de Alemania proyecta una inversión de 25 millones de euros en Paraguay y se unirá a la empresa del Grupo Espíritu Santo, Rioforte, para la adquisición de 5.000 ha de tierras para la producción de arroz
DEG's investment will be used to acquire 5,000 hectares of agricultural land, expanding irrigation systems, cultivating rice for the first time and producing timber sustainably.
Part 2 of a report from the US-based National Public Radio on landgrabbing in Africa, highlighting the case of Mozambique
NPR takes a closer look at the reality behind the rhetoric, and went to Mozambique, a hot spot in the global rush for land.
A policy paper will next week be presented to the annual World Bank conference on land and poverty in Washington DC in the United States, which focuses on the confrontation between peasant producers and investors in the Mozambican province of Zambezia.
African farmland investment has the potential to match the exponential growth of Brazil's agricultural industry, the head of business development at privately owned agricultural operator Quifel said.
Angola, one of the world's fastest-growing economies, has launched an ambitious plan to exploit both its fertile soils and high global food prices to attract $6bn (€4.3bn, £3.4bn) in agriculture investments over the next five years.