"Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood
Group says regent abused position in pursuing relationship between Iowa State University and Ratsetter's agribusiness corporation, which is developing a farming operation in Tanzania.
Bangladesh yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Sudan to take a 10-year lease on Sudanese farmland to grow crops aimed at ensuring food security of both the countries.
Report just released by Tanzanian NGO Haki Ardhi looks at recent experiences with land grabs in the fertile Rufiji Basin.
Iowa Regent Bruce Rastetter has defended working with Iowa State Univ. to pursue a large-scale land development in Africa and blamed growing criticism over his involvement on misinformation and public relations mistakes.
Food & Water Watch has joined Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s ethics complaint against Iowa Regent Bruce Rastetter for egregious conflict of interest involving a Tanzania land deal he brokered in partnership with Iowa State University.
Des voix s’élèvent contre les prêts de terres de 99 ans à des sociétés étrangères. Les Tanzaniens se sentent ignorés par leur gouvernement…
AgriSol's land deal in Tanzania creates an uncertain future for more than 160,000 people
The AgriSol investment is a good case in justifying that in Tanzania it is the state which grabs on behalf of the investors as opposed in other areas where land is acquired illegally.
The US-based Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement say they want senior government officials involved in the deal investigated and prosecuted for accepting a deal that will be detrimental to the welfare of Tanzanians.
Tanzania is planning to involve the Chinese government in its agriculture revolution strategy as well as establish value-adding small industries to boost agricultural products by local producers
An ethics complaint being filed today alleges agribusiness investor Bruce Rastetter used his membership on a board that oversees Iowa’s public universities to advance a business venture involving Iowa State University.