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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
11 Dec 2011BBC
Indian firms look to Africa for business opportunities
Karuturi Global is now one of the biggest private land owners in the world. They have invested over a quarter of a billion dollars in Ethiopia and Kenya alone. BBC reports.
11 Dec 2011BBC
Indian firms look to Africa for business opportunities
"We are using knowledge and resources from Latin America and North America, capital from this part of the world (India) and land from Africa to make hopefully a heady cocktail,"says Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi
04 Dec 2011Economic Times
Ramakrishna Karuturi: Man behind Karuturi Global - world's largest producer of cut roses
“We have finalised deals with four big agro companies in India for joint ventures for different crops that we are looking at growing – rice, maize, oil palm and sugarcane,” says Karuturi.
03 Dec 2011Toronto Star
Africa's farmland in demand: 'Is there a better place than this?'
The 19th century had the Great Scramble for Africa, when developed nations raced for several decades to lay claim to new territories and their riches. This century may yet be known as the Great Selloff of Africa.
01 Dec 2011Deccan Herald
Karnataka govt move to give farmers a stake in agri biz
The State government announced that it would amend relevant laws to enable farmers to use their land as equity in farming collaborations with private companies.
30 Nov 2011Times of India
Farmers oppose agri-meet
"If we lose our family farmers, we'll lose the diversity in our food supply, and what we eat will be dictated to us by a few large corporations," says Chukki Nanjundaswamy of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha
25 Nov 2011PTI
50 MoUs ready for signing at Global Agri summit in Karnataka
In an apparent attempt to avoid protests from farmers who have expressed fears that the goverment would acquire their lands to give it to MNCs, Chief Minister urges them not to be carried away by a "misinformation campaign".
31 Oct 2011Addis Fortune
Karuturi denies plan to share land with Indian farmers
Karuturi Agro Products Plc has refuted reports that the company subleased farm land to Indian farmers, claiming instead that the Indian farmers were hired solely for consultancy services.
25 Oct 2011Al Jazeera
Are foreign investors colonising Africa?
Indian author and media commentator Anand Giridharadas joins this Al Jazeera programme along with Oakland Institute’s Executive Director, Anuradha Mittal, and Christine L. Adamow, Managing Director of Africa BioFuel, a US company invested in farmland in Kenya and Tanzania.

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