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09 Jun 2012HowWeMadeItInAfrica
The not-so-rosy realities of running a large agriculture project in Africa
Despite the lucrative returns that foreign investors can achieve by investing in African agriculture, the on-the-ground realities of operating in the continent is often less rosy.
02 Jun 2012Business World
Indian farmer’s African safari
Karuturi, which has 300,000 ha in Ethiopia, is now targeting the DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
09 May 2012Reuters
India's Karuturi eyes Ethiopia exports to S.Sudan, Kenya
Indian-listed Karuturi Global, which has leased land in Ethiopia for commercial farming, plans to export cereals, sugar and edible oil to South Sudan and Kenya upon completing cultivation in 2014.
07 Apr 2012Rural Modernity
Karuturi: Why the hype?
How corporate transparency encourages secrecy - the counterproductive role of many NGO's.
28 Mar 2012Business Today
Beyond the rosy picture
Largest cut flower exporter Karuturi Global ventures into food business
26 Mar 2012Business Standard
Karuturi may rope in sugar major for African project
Company looks to tide over land-grabbing allegations, devastating flood for its $300mn project in Ethiopia.
29 Feb 2012Business Wire
Ethiopia announces the opening of a new honorary consulate in Bangalore
"Galaxy of diplomats" in attendance for the inauguration of Mr Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, Managing Director of Karuturi Global Ltd, as an Honorary Consul of Ethiopia in Bangalore.
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.
22 Feb 2012ASO
Ethiopia: Land grabs are fueling violence in Gambela
The growing insecurity and violence in Gambela, seen in the recent loss of human lives and attacks on government institutions, should be seen as a clear warning to investors about the dangers involved in large scale agricultural investments, says the Anywaa Survival Organisation.
30 Jan 2012Addis Fortune
Controversial Karuturi to go public, here
Karuturi Agro Products Plc, part of holding company Karuturi Glolabal Ltd, is planning to go public, floating 200,000 shares worth 1,000 Br each to Ethiopian investors, once it gets the nod from its board of directors.
27 Jan 2012Oakland Institute
Gambella snapshot video: US aid to Ethiopia supports forced relocations for land grabs
Ethiopia is forcibly relocating 70,000 people from Gambella to make fertile land available for foreign investment in agriculture--aggravating current hunger while laying the groundwork for future famine in Ethiopia
20 Jan 2012Livemint
Human Rights Watch flags Indian agri-company Karuturi’s Ethiopia operations
“There is no villagization programme,” Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, founder of Karuturi Global, told Mint via telephone. “This is a completely jaundiced western vision. They assume anything in Africa has to be done by the whites and the Chinese and Indians should have businesses only in their own countries.”

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