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.
Land grabs are carried out today in the Rufiji River Basin through the application of both force and consent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Du Sénégal à la Tanzanie, le phénomène du land-grabbing (ou accaparement des terres) est en train de se développer de manière très rapide, quelques exemples reviennent sur le devant de la scène.
The ethics complaint was filed by the Des Moines-based citizen group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, for misusing his membership on the Iowa Board of Regents that oversees Iowa's public universities to advance an "African land grab".
The companies, which produce mainly soya, sugarcane, corn and cotton, were informed about the opportunities for investment in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
If there is an issue that is the pulse of popular discontent in Tanzania presently, then, it is land.
"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.