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06 Dec 2011 Oakland Institute
Special investigation phase two: Understanding how land deals contribute to famine and conflict in Africa
Research released today by the Oakland Institute demonstrates that land grabs--largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations and speculators--continue to be promoted as a "development" solution for African nations.
06 Dec 2011 Iowa State Daily
Iowa State receives criticism for involvement in potential land grabbing
Iowa State University has landed in some hot water regarding its involvement with an international land development project in Tanzania.
02 Dec 2011 Ag Professional
Huge interest in US and farmland investment
"There's a lot of money chasing the grow-out of agricultural land right now," says Gary Thien of Thien Farm Management.
30 Nov 2011 EcoCentric
University land grabs in Africa and student activism
If you care, and you attend or attended college, it is your responsibility as a student or alumni to speak up and say that you care. If enough of us do so, they will listen!
26 Nov 2011 The Bakersfield Californian
Farmers, outside investors bid up local ag land
"The stock market's pretty wild. The bond market's nothing. CDs are zero," said Steve Runyan, an agricultural real estate appraiser, "and so you have a tremendous amount of money in pension funds and investment funds of some kind that need some kind of return." Some of his clients for California farmland are international companies looking at global population trends.
17 Nov 2011 VOA
Activists confront US investors over Tanzanian land deal
A fierce debate is currently taking place concerning huge tracts of Tanzanian land which U.S. investors are seeking to develop. Tens of thousands of former refugees now farm the land.
10 Nov 2011 Daily News Egypt
OPIC approves $150 mln in financing for Egypt's Citadel
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the US government’s development finance institution, approved Wednesday a $150 mln financial package that will go to Citadel Capital, a regional private equity firm that just completed its first wheat harvest in Sudan.
10 Nov 2011 Reject
Battle over the Yala Swamp: Multimillion investment turns out to be a case of a deal gone sour
The Dominion Farms at Yala Swamp, Kenya has seen the local community turn against what they initially welcomed with open hands.
09 Nov 2011 AFR
Rogers in town to buy the farm
Commodities trader Jim Rogers, known for his investment prowess alongside George Soros, is in Australia to launch a new rural land fund which is seeking to raise up to $350 million to buy farms in northern NSW
01 Nov 2011 DTN
Big money warms to farmland
Pension funds and other corporate owners have spent only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars they could invest in farmland, but they are definitely kicking the tires on potential purchases.
24 Oct 2011 Express Tribune
The smart money is betting on the Pakistani farm
Venture capitalists, merchant bankers and large conglomerates are all piling in.
21 Oct 2011 Wallaces Farmer
Farmland draws increased interest from investors
There is a lot of focus on the growing global population and what it means for food demand. One result sees investors taking notice of returns on resources that provide food, including farmland.

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