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22 May 2012Tanzania Daily News
Investors vow to end sugar scarcity
India's Mahakaushal Sugar and Power Industries has acquired 12,000 ha, and more efforts are being made to acquire an additional 15,000 ha, along Lower Rufiji River basin in Utunge Ward, Tanzania.
20 Apr 2012HowWeMadeItInAfrica
Why India’s Tata Group is eyeing east African agriculture
India’s Tata Group is interested to invest in east African farming in order to export agricultural products back to India, where it anticipates a local food supply shortage over the next decades.
09 Apr 2012Hoy
Se vende África
En la última década, los países en desarrollo han dejado en manos extranjeras una superficie equivalente a media Unión Europea. África es un paraíso para estos inversores.
29 Mar 2012Asian Peasant Coalition
Stop Devoting Our Lands for Food Security of Other Nations
At least 100 farmers joined a protest in front of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City led by the members of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) in the Philippines such as the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), AMIHAN (National Federation of Peasant Women), UMA (Union of Agricultural Workers), and the PAMALAKAYA (National Federation of Small Fisherfolks of the Philippines). Also present is the Anakpawis partylist and the National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates (NNARA)-Youth.
28 Mar 2012Financial Chronicle
80 Indian firms invest Rs 10,800 cr in African farms
African continent is the new destination for Indian agriculture companies, as more than 80 of them have invested over Rs 10,800 crore in commercial farming activities in under-developed countries of the region.
28 Mar 2012Business Today
Beyond the rosy picture
Largest cut flower exporter Karuturi Global ventures into food business
27 Mar 2012Tehelka
An Act to feed 120 crore people
THE NATIONAL Food Security Bill awaiting parliamentary approval should be backed by simultaneous plan to improve essential agricultural linkages as the demand is expected to exceed supply by 2020.
19 Mar 2012Daily Trust
India: 900m hectares of arable land wasted in Africa
About 900 million hectares of arable land are not properly utilised for agriculture in Africa's rich soil, says Indian Minister of Industry, Commerce and Textile, Mr Anand Sharma.
12 Mar 2012Bloomberg
Farmers to battle water scarcity as food demand grows, UN says
Saudi Arabia is reducing grain production to reduce unsustainable use of groundwater and encouraging companies to lease tracts of land in Africa for growing, a new UN report on water says.
05 Mar 2012Economic Times
New land rush: Indiscriminate land acquisition to have adverse impact on sustainable development
In the run up to Rio+20, the United Nation Environment Programme Foresight Panel has flagged the adverse impact of the "new land rush" as a cause of concern.
05 Mar 2012Economic Times
Government mulls private purchase of farm land abroad
The government has decided to throw its might behind private purchases of farm land overseas to ensure food security for India.
05 Mar 2012Reuters
India has no plans to buy farmland abroad - agriculture min
The Indian government has no plans to buy farmland abroad or help private companies do so, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Monday, after a local media report said New Delhi was debating the issue.

Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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