If the early reports are anything to go by, the Bangladeshi deals already incorporate many elements that suggest they are being done in a way likely to engender fierce resentment and opposition in the African countries concerned.
Of the produce, 20 percent will go to the government of Uganda, and the remaining will be sent to Bangladesh with a profit of 10 percent plus production cost, says Nitol-Niloy Group
Bangladeshi companies say they have leased thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa as part of their efforts to avoid future food shortages.
Bangladesh has leased tens of thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa as part of a government drive to improve food security in the poverty-stricken South Asian nation, an official said on Tuesday
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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.
Nigeria's Heirs Holdings Ltd. completes investment in Mtanga Farms, a 2,200 ha farming operation at the heart of Tanzania's national initiative to combat food insecurity.
The move comes after two fact-finding missions led by the foreign secretary last year found farming in the so-called dark continent "exceedingly lucrative" for Bangladeshi investors.
CNN's Robyn Curnow sat down with the head of Tanzania's Development Authority, Aloyce Msanja, to find out about the sale of "unused" land to Korea.
In Kilombero District, Tanzania large swathes of land are being earmarked for large-scale rice production.
Profit-hungry investors hope to avoid the stigma and opposition associated with land grabbing by partnering with local business development groups.
Abu Dhabi's Jenaan Investment owns and leases properties in Egypt and Sudan, as well as leasing land in Tanzania, Ethiopia and the US.