Hassad Food Co, the agricultural investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, has bought a majority stake in an Indian basmati rice company for more than $100m, it was reported on Wednesday.
BRICS states, except Russia, are enhancing and facilitating land grabs abroad in a way that is inconsistent with their proclamations of sustainable development, cooperation solidarity, and respect of national sovereignty.
Karuturi said it will borrow "hundreds of millions" of dollars from a sovereign wealth fund to invest in farming in East Africa after development banks declined to provide assistance because of “unfair” criticism by advocacy groups
It alleges that the dealings of Karuturi Global, one of India’s largest flower growers, in the African nation do not smell as sweet as what it grows
The takeover of peoples' land and water by corporations – even if they are from the global south – is a new form of colonisation, writes Anuradha Mittal.
Thousands of Punjabi farmers have bought land in distant Georgia lured by cheap prices, angering some locals.
Discussion about Indian companies grabbing land for food production in Africa
Indian companies are among the biggest land holders in the African country through deals concluded in dubious circumstances
If there is “blood diamond”, there is also such a thing as “blood maize”, “blood soya” and “blood pulses”.
Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent.
Indian companies that have invested in agriculture in Ethiopia are under fire from civil society groups. The companies have been accused of large-scale land grabbing, which has led to displacement of the tribal population there.
Indigenous Ethiopians demand a stop to human rights abuses stemming from agricultural investment policies