Tanzania should seize the opportunity of rising food prices by investing in smallholder farmers and allow large scale foreign investors targeting exports, Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT) Chairman, Salum Shamte has said.
Saudi's Kingdom Holding said on Saturday it had not given up contested land in southern Egypt and had spoken to Egypt's public prosecutor about a settlement.
This study is conducted in order to shed light on and investigate the welfare situation for people affected by farmland investments. It deals with three cases in the Oromia region: Castel Winery, Elfora Agro-Industries PLC and Sher Ethiopia PLC
"Only 12% of [the land investors have acquired in Africa in the last few years] is actually being farmed," Oxfam Senegal's Head of Economic Justice Lamine Ndiaye says. "The other 88% is just sitting there. It's just for speculation. You buy it, and three years later, you sell it at a higher price."
The world’s wealthiest Arab, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, has dismissed allegations that he had conceded land that he had bought to anyone
The richest man in the Middle East had a grand vision for turning a swath of land in southern Egypt into an agricultural marvel. Now that land has become part of a political struggle, in the wake of the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt's public prosecutors' office said on Sunday it had frozen land in southern Egypt controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal because the original sale of the land violated the law.
Voir trois extraits du film avant sa diffusion le 19 avril 2011 sur ARTE France
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.
La planète est à vendre: effrayante réalité que nous montre Alexis Marant dans un judicieux documentaire "Planète à vendre" que vous pourrez voir sur Arte le mardi 19 avril 2011.
Four months before South Sudan becomes an independant nation nine percent of the country has been targeted by investors, a Norwegian People's Aid report reveals.
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.