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12 Jul 2011The Guardian
US investors acquire more land, to produce food crops
At least 21 investors from famous US firms who were in Tanzania to scout for business opportunities for 10 days have acquired, among other things, land for production of food crops in East Africa’s second largest economy.
11 Jul 2011courtesy of WHY Hunger
US civil society letter to the Committee on World Food Security
"We request that the US government recognize that simply trying to make land grabs more 'responsible' is not enough to address the problems of growing hunger in the Global South."
02 Jul 2011The Times
The secret sale of a country
Investors, such as Jarch Management and Nile Trading and Development, are buying up huge tracts of fertile land in Southern Sudan.
02 Jul 2011ANA
Asia leads the charge in Aussie land grab
Asian investors have overtaken Europeans as the biggest buyers of Australian land, a snapshot of foreign acquisitions reveals.
01 Jul 2011China Daily
PepsiCo looking to farm Chinese market
PepsiCo Inc, the world's second-largest food and beverage company, will continue its investment in China's agricultural sector.
28 Jun 2011OPIC
OPIC board approves nearly $500 million for renewable resources investment funds
The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation pours $150 million into fund targeting farmland acquisitions in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
15 Jun 2011Business Insider
Why investing in international farmland can be perilous
Farmland has been placed into the spotlight by "guru investors," wealth management funds, growing mega agri-industries, wealthy individuals, and food insecure nations.
14 Jun 2011Des Moines Register
Iowan Rastetter leads Tanzanian ag project
Iowa agribusiness investor Bruce Rastetter is leading a project to turn as much as 800,000 acres [324,000 hectares] of land in the east African country of Tanzania into a massive grain-and-livestock operation.
14 Jun 2011Stock & Land
Swedes want Aussie farms
The Swedish National Pension Fund is teaming up with US institutional investor TIAA-CREF to buy farmland in Australia.
10 Jun 2011State of Affairs
Dominion Farms and food security in Kenya
Most of the current and past conflicts over Dominion Farms’ development of the Yala swamp can be traced back to three structural problems: poor communication, cultural and social misunderstanding and political involvement.
09 Jun 2011Guardian
US universities in Africa 'land grab'
Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.
08 Jun 2011Reuters
Investor land deals exploiting Africa, report alleges
Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor

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