Tanzania
02 May 2013 Gulf News
UAE moots the idea of agricultural free zones in Africa
Hesham Al Shirawi, Chairman of Economic Zones World, mooted the idea of establishing free zones for agri-business in Africa during the Africa Global Business Forum 2013. The establishment of corn farms is also a lucrative business proposition, he added.
25 Apr 2013 IPS
Come grab our land
Government structures across West and Central Africa are now “in a bind and divided, with some ministries choosing to hand over natural resources to agribusinesses and mining, and others seeking to protect the rights of their citizens,” according to Andy White, coordinator of RRI
09 Apr 2013 The Citizen
More needs to be done to curb land grabbing
Tanzania's The Citizen says land grabbing is a potentially explosive issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency before it leads to widespread violence and bloodletting.
28 Mar 2013 Agrimoney
Dreyfus unveils targets for $900m spending splurge
In its 2012 Annual Report, Louis Dreyfus Commodities says it owns and operates a total of more than 180,000 hectares of farming land distributed around the world, and that it is looking into more farming opportunities in the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Tanzania.
22 Mar 2013 FarmLandS
Swedish land grab in Tanzania causes protests
Mats Widgren provides an update on a Swedish company's land grab for sugar cane production in Tanzania.
13 Mar 2013 The Citizen
Tanzania: Villagers cry over land grabbing
Bagamoyo villagers are up in arms over the government supporting an investor they accuse of grabbing about 6,000 hectares of their land in the district.
28 Feb 2013 GRAIN
Reining in land grabbers or dumbing down the debate?
Governments in a number of countries are trying to address concerns about land grabbing by closing their borders to foreign investors. Are these restrictions effective? Not really, says GRAIN.
22 Feb 2013 World Magazine
Patient for profits
US-based Aslan Global Management, a leader in the "patient capital" movement, manages more than 12,000 hectares of farmland in Ukraine and Mozambique on long-term lease and just entered into a 99-year lease for 45,000 hectares in Tanzania.
11 Feb 2013 The Citizen
Lobby wants land grabbers stopped
“We are not against land investments, but the land should not be given out to foreigners. Citizens should reserve the right to access it,” says Mr Bernard Baha of ActionAid in Tanzania.
15 Jan 2013 Tanzania Daily News
Agribusiness crucial for sustainable development
Tanzania Investment Centre in collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office and the Southern Agriculture Corridor of Tanzania Centre recently organized a conference under the theme 'Accelerating Tanzania's Agribusiness Investment' in Dar es Salaam.
10 Jan 2013 JDLE
Tanzanie: l’accaparement des terres recule
Restreindre la taille des terres agricoles qui peuvent être cédées. C’est ce que vient de décider le gouvernement tanzanien, prenant le contre-pied de sa politique agricole, résolument orientée depuis quelques années vers les multinationales des biocarburants.
10 Jan 2013 Cronache Internazionali
Land Grabbing: il nuovo colonialismo?
Si tratta dell’appropriazione o acquisto, da parte di governi o imprese multi-nazionali, di vasti terreni locali mediante operazioni di leasing finanziario.

Tanzania
  • Gulf News | 02 May 2013 UAE moots the idea of agricultural free zones in Africa

    Hesham Al Shirawi, Chairman of Economic Zones World, mooted the idea of establishing free zones for agri-business in Africa during the Africa Global Business Forum 2013. The establishment of corn farms is also a lucrative business proposition, he added.

  • IPS | 25 Apr 2013 Come grab our land

    Government structures across West and Central Africa are now “in a bind and divided, with some ministries choosing to hand over natural resources to agribusinesses and mining, and others seeking to protect the rights of their citizens,” according to Andy White, coordinator of RRI

  • The Citizen | 09 Apr 2013 More needs to be done to curb land grabbing

    Tanzania's The Citizen says land grabbing is a potentially explosive issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency before it leads to widespread violence and bloodletting.

  • Agrimoney | 28 Mar 2013 Dreyfus unveils targets for $900m spending splurge

    In its 2012 Annual Report, Louis Dreyfus Commodities says it owns and operates a total of more than 180,000 hectares of farming land distributed around the world, and that it is looking into more farming opportunities in the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Tanzania.

  • FarmLandS | 22 Mar 2013 Swedish land grab in Tanzania causes protests

    Mats Widgren provides an update on a Swedish company's land grab for sugar cane production in Tanzania.

  • The Citizen | 13 Mar 2013 Tanzania: Villagers cry over land grabbing

    Bagamoyo villagers are up in arms over the government supporting an investor they accuse of grabbing about 6,000 hectares of their land in the district.

  • GRAIN | 28 Feb 2013 Reining in land grabbers or dumbing down the debate?

    Governments in a number of countries are trying to address concerns about land grabbing by closing their borders to foreign investors. Are these restrictions effective? Not really, says GRAIN.

  • World Magazine | 22 Feb 2013 Patient for profits

    US-based Aslan Global Management, a leader in the "patient capital" movement, manages more than 12,000 hectares of farmland in Ukraine and Mozambique on long-term lease and just entered into a 99-year lease for 45,000 hectares in Tanzania.

  • The Citizen | 11 Feb 2013 Lobby wants land grabbers stopped

    “We are not against land investments, but the land should not be given out to foreigners. Citizens should reserve the right to access it,” says Mr Bernard Baha of ActionAid in Tanzania.

  • Tanzania Daily News | 15 Jan 2013 Agribusiness crucial for sustainable development

    Tanzania Investment Centre in collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office and the Southern Agriculture Corridor of Tanzania Centre recently organized a conference under the theme 'Accelerating Tanzania's Agribusiness Investment' in Dar es Salaam.

  • JDLE | 10 Jan 2013 Tanzanie: l’accaparement des terres recule

    Restreindre la taille des terres agricoles qui peuvent être cédées. C’est ce que vient de décider le gouvernement tanzanien, prenant le contre-pied de sa politique agricole, résolument orientée depuis quelques années vers les multinationales des biocarburants.

  • Cronache Internazionali | 10 Jan 2013 Land Grabbing: il nuovo colonialismo?

    Si tratta dell’appropriazione o acquisto, da parte di governi o imprese multi-nazionali, di vasti terreni locali mediante operazioni di leasing finanziario.



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