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27 Dec 2012Northern Star
ACT refutes US website claims on land grabbing
“Land grabbing in Tanzania doesn't exist,” insists the executive director of the Tanzania Horticultural Association Ms Jacquiline Mkindi
20 Dec 2012Tanzania Daily News
Curbing Tanzania's 'Land Grabbing Race'
From next month (January 2013), Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can "lease" for agricultural use.
11 Dec 2012EcoNexus
African Agricultural Growth Corridors: Who benefits, who loses?
Governments, IFIs and corporations are collaborating in major new projects to reorder land and water use and create industrial infrastructure over millions of ha in Africa to ensure sustained supplies of commodities and profits for markets.
28 Nov 2012Daily News
Investors to acquire limited land
The Tanzanian government has agreed to put a ceiling with regard to what size of land a single large scale investor can be allocated for agriculture.
23 Nov 2012Daily Monitor
$210m investment to support rice, barley growth
Part of the $210 million that the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund and the Carlyle Group will invest in the Export Trading Group will be invested in Mbeya rice farms In Tanzania, where the group would cultivate rice and barley.
09 Nov 2012Guardian
Land motion sparks hot debate in House
A heated debate ensued yesterday in Tanzania's Parliament after Kawe lawmaker Halima Mdee moved a private motion calling on the House to adopt a resolution pressing the government to suspend the allocation of huge chunks of land for investment to foreigners.
01 Nov 2012Huffington Post
Land-grabbing's global threat
Of the many issues brought to the table at the Slow Food joint Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event this week in Turin, Italy, one of the most pressing is land-grabbing.
31 Oct 2012Let's talk land Tanzania
Energy and food demands, drivers of land grab: A case of Rufiji River Basin in Tanzania
Land grabs are carried out today in the Rufiji River Basin through the application of both force and consent.
16 Oct 2012Redeye
Tanzanian villagers pay for biofuel investment disaster
The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.
12 Oct 2012IRIN
Land-grabbing linked with hunger
Researchers find that bulk of deals to lease out land are struck in 32 of the countries ranked “alarming” or “serious” on the Global Hunger Index score.
28 Sep 2012IPS
Cumprindo promessas para com os pequenos agricultores africanos
A Olam International, uma transnacional Indiana do agronegócio, e está a desenvolver um sistema gigantesco de fomento agrícola nos 850 mil hectares de terra que lhe foram concedidos por 20 anos, num local não muito longe do porto da Beira, em Moçambique.
28 Sep 2012IPS
Delivering promises to Africa’s smallholder farmers
Olam International, an India-based multinational agribusiness company, is developing an outgrower scheme on a giant 20-year, 850,000 hectare concession it has secured not far from the port of Beira, Mozambique.

Farmers in Nigeria's Taraba State refuse to give up their lands for massive rice plantation project backed by the G8. Email Dominion Farms and ask them to listen to the demands of the local community.



The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


Who's involved?

23 Feb 2015 - Dubai
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015
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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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