Saudi Star
05 Dec 2011
Ethiopia: Saudi Star gets ex-State Minister as new chief
Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, perhaps the biggest agro industry firm in Ethiopia, has added a big name to its roaster: Fikru Desalegn, former state minister for Capacity Building,
03 Oct 2011 Karuturi
Karuturi's first maize crop effected by flash floods
The bursting of the river banks of Baro and Alwero has resulted in the submergence of the crop, adding a loss of hope for producing a sizeable maize crop by Karuturi.
07 Aug 2011 Addis Fortune
State enterprise sues Saudi Star
Saudi Star Agricultural Development is being sued by an Ethiopian state company for failure to pay for the clearing of land in the Gambella Regional State.
02 Jun 2011 Politis
Terres à louer pour cultiver le profit
Dans la région de Gambela, en Ethiopie, des firmes transnationales comme Karuturi Global Ltd ou BHO Agro Plc accaparent des milliers d'hectares, obligeant les habitants à quitter leurs terres
14 May 2011 RTVE.es
Documentos TV - Planeta en venta
La crisis financiera de 2008 ha despertado al mundo de las finanzas que ha visto en la agricultura un nuevo mercado. El repentino interés de los inversores por las tierras, se debe a que se han dado cuenta de que con este tipo de inversión no corren riego de quiebra.
03 May 2011 ARTE
Documentary: Planet for Sale
Film traces the story of the current mad race for control of farmlands, and the consequences it could have if nothing is done to protect the interests of small farmers and developing countries.
19 Apr 2011 ARTE
Documentaire : Planète à vendre
Les crises alimentaire et financière qui ont secoué le monde en 2008 ont eu un effet méconnu du public. Elles ont provoqué une incroyable course pour la mainmise sur les terres cultivables partout dans le monde.
03 Apr 2011 Der Tagesspiegel
Landnahme in Äthiopien
Das Klima ist ideal, Arbeitskräfte sind billig und die lukrativsten Märkte sind nur wenige Flugstunden entfernt. In Äthiopien züchten Investoren tonnenweise Gemüse und Reis. Jedoch nicht für die Bevölkerung.
29 Mar 2011 Government of Ethiopia
የሰፋፊ መሬቶች ልማት
Goverment of Ethiopia webpage on land lease contracts (in Amharic)
23 Mar 2011 Bloomberg
Saudi billionaire's company will invest $2.5 billion in Ethiopia rice farm
The company leased 10,000 hectares in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region for 60 years for $9.42 per hectare annually and plans to lease an additional 290,000 hectares from the government.
07 Mar 2011 Yale e360
Agribusiness boom threatens key African wildlife migration
Karuturi's 15 John Deere tractors plough 500 hectares a day on its 300,000 land concession in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. This is land clearance on a gigantic scale.
17 Feb 2011 Afrik News
Silence over Ethiopian land grab broken
Land grabbing poses no harm on the environment or on the local community, says Saudi billionaire Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi who is seeking to expand his farmland in Ethiopia from 10,000 hectares to 250,000 hectares.

Saudi Star
  • | 05 Dec 2011 Ethiopia: Saudi Star gets ex-State Minister as new chief

    Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, perhaps the biggest agro industry firm in Ethiopia, has added a big name to its roaster: Fikru Desalegn, former state minister for Capacity Building,

  • Karuturi | 03 Oct 2011 Karuturi's first maize crop effected by flash floods

    The bursting of the river banks of Baro and Alwero has resulted in the submergence of the crop, adding a loss of hope for producing a sizeable maize crop by Karuturi.

  • Addis Fortune | 07 Aug 2011 State enterprise sues Saudi Star

    Saudi Star Agricultural Development is being sued by an Ethiopian state company for failure to pay for the clearing of land in the Gambella Regional State.

  • Politis | 02 Jun 2011 Terres à louer pour cultiver le profit

    Dans la région de Gambela, en Ethiopie, des firmes transnationales comme Karuturi Global Ltd ou BHO Agro Plc accaparent des milliers d'hectares, obligeant les habitants à quitter leurs terres

  • RTVE.es | 14 May 2011 Documentos TV - Planeta en venta

    La crisis financiera de 2008 ha despertado al mundo de las finanzas que ha visto en la agricultura un nuevo mercado. El repentino interés de los inversores por las tierras, se debe a que se han dado cuenta de que con este tipo de inversión no corren riego de quiebra.

  • ARTE | 03 May 2011 Documentary: Planet for Sale

    Film traces the story of the current mad race for control of farmlands, and the consequences it could have if nothing is done to protect the interests of small farmers and developing countries.

  • ARTE | 19 Apr 2011 Documentaire : Planète à vendre

    Les crises alimentaire et financière qui ont secoué le monde en 2008 ont eu un effet méconnu du public. Elles ont provoqué une incroyable course pour la mainmise sur les terres cultivables partout dans le monde.

  • Der Tagesspiegel | 03 Apr 2011 Landnahme in Äthiopien

    Das Klima ist ideal, Arbeitskräfte sind billig und die lukrativsten Märkte sind nur wenige Flugstunden entfernt. In Äthiopien züchten Investoren tonnenweise Gemüse und Reis. Jedoch nicht für die Bevölkerung.

  • Government of Ethiopia | 29 Mar 2011 የሰፋፊ መሬቶች ልማት

    Goverment of Ethiopia webpage on land lease contracts (in Amharic)

  • Bloomberg | 23 Mar 2011 Saudi billionaire's company will invest $2.5 billion in Ethiopia rice farm

    The company leased 10,000 hectares in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region for 60 years for $9.42 per hectare annually and plans to lease an additional 290,000 hectares from the government.

  • Yale e360 | 07 Mar 2011 Agribusiness boom threatens key African wildlife migration

    Karuturi's 15 John Deere tractors plough 500 hectares a day on its 300,000 land concession in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. This is land clearance on a gigantic scale.

  • Afrik News | 17 Feb 2011 Silence over Ethiopian land grab broken

    Land grabbing poses no harm on the environment or on the local community, says Saudi billionaire Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi who is seeking to expand his farmland in Ethiopia from 10,000 hectares to 250,000 hectares.



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