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.
Part 2 of a report from the US-based National Public Radio on landgrabbing in Africa, highlighting the case of Mozambique
Karuturi, which has 300,000 ha in Ethiopia, is now targeting the DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
Tanzania has been advised to reduce land lease agreement to investors to below 50 years from the current 99.
The government is in the final stages of introducing a Land Authority whose duties, among others, will include dealing with land investments as well as establishment of a land bank and database.
India's Mahakaushal Sugar and Power Industries has acquired 12,000 ha, and more efforts are being made to acquire an additional 15,000 ha, along Lower Rufiji River basin in Utunge Ward, Tanzania.
Four African leaders attending the rich nations’ meeting that opens in Washington today have been cautioned to be wary of the G8’s New Alliance to Increase Food and Nutrition Security, noting that it poses a serious threat to small-scale farmers in Africa.
Investigative Journalism and critical analysis into land issues currently affecting rural communities would not only reveal malpractices in land issues but also provide a voice for the voiceless in rural communities.