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07 Aug 2013 Hindustan Times
Sugar co-op to run farmland in Mozambique
An Indian state minister-controlled sugar cooperative will sign an agreement with the government of Mozambique to operate a 17,000 ha farm near the Zambezi River under 49-year lease. The minister is also eyeing an opportunity to run a sugar mill in Kenya.
04 Aug 2013 BBC
Indian rose growers raise scent of division in Ethiopia
Slideshow about controversies around Karuturi's flower farm operations in Ethiopia
02 Aug 2013 Pambazuka
L’accaparement des terre et de la souveraineté par les Brics
L'accaparement des terres comme une forme de néo-colonialisme n'est pas une question de noms et d’origines, mais simplement une question liée à l'expansion mondiale du système capitaliste.
21 Jul 2013 Guyana Chronicle
Guyana a potential, new agricultural investment hotspot for Middle East investors
The Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group of India has signed an MoU with the Government of Guyana for 65,000 ha in the Canje Basin, to be used for agriculture-related projects.
15 Jul 2013 The Hindu
Exim bank wary of lending as Indian land deals in Africa falter
Indian companies have attracted global controversy for a spate of large land deals across Africa, yet the Indian Export and Import (Exim) Bank has largely steered clear of directly financing land deals.
29 Jun 2013 PANA
Indian businessmen to invest in rice production in Mali
To actualize the terms of an agreement signed in January 2010 between the Malian government and the Indian firm, Angelique International, Indian businessmen are set to begin wok on rice farms in parts of northern Mali
24 Jun 2013 SOLIDARITÉ
INDE: Accaparement et résistance non-violente - Rencontre à l'OCDE avec Sandeep K. Pattnaik porte parole du PPSS - Invitation conférence de presse
Dans l'État d'Odisha, Inde, la société sud-coréenne POSCO accélère la réquisition des terres agricoles et forestières dans les villages de Govindapur et Dhinkia, alors que le National Green Tribunal indien a retiré son aval pour le projet (complexe sidérurgique et port maritime). A l'international, une plainte a été déposée à l'OCDE - Watch, qui mène son enquête sur la violation des Droits de l'Homme.
10 Jun 2013 Bloomberg
Qatar to invest $500 million in India after Bush acquisition
Hassad Food Co., the agricultural investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, plans to invest $500 million in India after buying Bush Foods Overseas Ltd.
01 Jun 2013 The Hindu
Karuturi debacle prompts Ethiopia to review land policy
The slow progress of Karuturi Global and similar projects has prompted the Ethiopian government to reassess its policy of leasing vast tracts of land to single investors.
28 May 2013 Georgia Today
Changes planned for the law on foreign ownership of agricultural land
Amid outcries from local residents against the foreign acquisition of agricultural lands in several Georgian regions, some experts have drafted recommendations to amend the Law of Georgia on the Ownership of Agricultural Land.
22 May 2013 Global Voices
Are Indian companies “land grabbing” in Africa?
The Hindu's Addis Ababa correspondent Aman Sethi has recently written about Indian companies’ involvement in Ethiopia and Mali, and on 19 May he took part in a Q&A session on Facebook on the issue of so-called Indian land grabs in African countries.
19 May 2013 The Hindu
When the levee breaks
Karuturi Global faces accusations of causing floods to local villages, not paying taxes, contributing to human rights violations and providing dismal working conditions at its farming operations in Gambela, Ethiopia.

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