The Ethiopian government has miserably failed to engage and convince citizens about the present and long-term implications of farmland grabbing.
For Gambellans who live as pastoralist and subsistence farmers, massive dispossession and auctioning off their land for pennies will inevitably destroy the very fabric of their society and way of life and threaten them with extinction.
Hassad Food Company is keen to secure food supplies for Qatar at reasonable prices through local and international investments in various countries, according to an article in the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry memorial book ‘40 Years of Excellence and Achievement.’
Karuturi Global is looking at outsourcing 20,000 hectares of farm land in the African nation to Indian farmers on a revenue-sharing basis.
Obtaining millions of hectares for farming in Africa, Indian firms are playing predator.
Karuturi in a statement said the floods had affected its maize crop in over 12,000 hectares of land that has been leased to them.
India-based company Karuturi Global Limited is planning to make an investment of $2.5 billion in farmland in Tanzania in the upcoming years.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh's meetings with a delegation from Kenya, Karuturi and Ethiopia were focused on agriculture development and possible areas of work for mutual benefit.
The world's largest commodities trader Glencore International AG is evaluating a bid for KS Oils, a leading Indian edible oil firm that has recently been acquiring farmland in Indonesia
Indian companies acquire land in Africa at throw away prices to ensure India's food security. Prof Jayati Ghosh analyses the issue and offers alternative solutions.
Indian companies are looking at agricultural outsourcing by opting for cheaper options in neighbouring countries so as to produce things at less cost, making this sector lucrative to the PE firms
AN extraordinary new process has been at work in the past few years: the aggressive entry of Indian corporations into the markets for agricultural land in Africa, writes Jayati Gosh