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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.
24 Feb 2012BBC
In pictures: Land leasing or land grabbing?
“I wouldn’t define it as land grabbing. We exploit the economic opportunities which came about after the food price shock of 2007,” says Birinder Singh, the manager of Karuturi Agro Products. BBC slideshow.
19 Feb 2012Hindu Business Line
Large-scale commercial farming in Africa
According to Rana Kapoor, head of India's Yes Bank, Africa offers immense opportunity in terms of investment in large-scale commercial farming, quoting rates of return of 18-21% and above.
05 Feb 2012Monitor
Madhvani wins Amuru land case
Thousands of residents of Amuru District community, in Uganda, could soon lose their land after Gulu High Court ruled that over 40,000 hectares be given to Madhvani Group of companies to grow sugarcane.
05 Jan 2012Le Monde
Choc de cultures en Ethiopie
Gilles van Kote, envoyé spécial du Monde, et Jiro Ose, photographe japonais basé à Addis-Abeba, se sont rendus dans la région de Gambela, à la pointe occidentale de l'Ethiopie, pour enquêter sur le phénomène de location de terres.
29 Dec 2011Ethiotube
Channel4News - agriculture revolution or land grab?
Channel4News Jonathan Rugman has special report from Ethiopia on the revolution in agricultural production - but small tenant farmers say they now have less food to eat than before the changes began.
23 Dec 2011CS Monitor
Is Indian investment in Ethiopian farms a 'land grab?'
Investment by Indian-owned Karuturi Global has raised questions about whether Ethiopia is literally giving away the farm, or conversely, launching a 'green revolution' to help Ethiopia feed itself.
21 Dec 2011Goimonitor.com
The Indian land grab In Africa
Joining the neo-colonial bandwagon, Indian companies are taking over agricultural land in African nations and exporting produced food at the cost of locals

Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.

The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!

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