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27 Feb 2012Tanzania Daily News
Tanzania: Contract farming law to curb rogue investors coming
The government will soon table a Contract Farming Bill in parliament, seeking to enact a law to protect smallholder farmers and rural communities against exploitation by private investors that acquire lands.
11 Feb 2012Associated Press
ISU pulls out as adviser of ag project in Tanzania
Iowa State University is no longer an adviser on an agricultural project in Tanzania led by Iowa-based AgriSol Energy.
24 Jan 2012The Guardian
So much to lose than gain in foreign land investments
The Guardian (Tanzania) discusses with Stanslaus Nyembea, Programme Officer for Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), on foreign investments and land grabbing in Tanzania
08 Jan 2012The Citizen
Big shots lead in land grabbing, says report
Tanzania is among countries currently faced with increased pressure from foreign investors acquiring unprecedented sizes of land for various bio-fuel projects and food production.
29 Dec 2011Guardian
Changing land laws, policies to suit needs of locals, investors
As more and more fertile lands and rivers are in the hands of few investors, some villagers in southern Africa have started experiencing food shortages, a situation which was not there before.
23 Dec 2011Des Moines Register
Dan Rather: A land grab university?
The people of Iowa — not to mention the refugees of Katumba, Tanzania — deserve an honest explanation for Iowa State University’s part in the AgriSol deal, and not just shameless denials.
14 Dec 2011Guardian
Small-scale farmers decry exclusion, marginalisation
Farmers from Tanzania's Network of Small Scale Farmers (Mviwata) visit the Ministry of Agriculture to explain how recent development projects allocate huge pieces of land to big investors, leaving local farmers without farming land.
12 Dec 2011IPP Media
AgriSol lands another 10,000 ha amid growing public outcry
The US-based AgriSol Company has landed another lucrative land deal involving 10,000 hectres amid growing public outcry about the recent land deals sealed by the company in Rukwa region.
11 Dec 2011Expressen.se
Swedish development assistance millions to new land grab
Right now, on the desks of Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) there is the background material for an application of credit guarantee for an 8000 ha sugar plantation and a refinery in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
11 Dec 2011Guardian
AgriSol lands another 10,000 ha amid growing public outcry
The US-based AgriSol Company has landed another lucrative land deal involving 10,000 hectres amid growing public outcry about the recent land deals sealed by the company in Rukwa region.
09 Dec 2011Irish Times
Tanzania tries to get to grips with land grabs
“Zuia uporaji wa ardhi,” reads the Swahili headline of a poster on the wall of the community building in Mhaga, a densely populated village in Kisarawe, a district 100km southwest of Dar es Salaam. It means “prevent land grabbing”
06 Dec 2011Oakland 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.

Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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