A private initiative, Stallion Group, has indicated its readiness to invest in rice production in Edo State, just as the state government assured it of a conducive environment.
"We have also approved the allocation of 20, 000 hectares of land to a Chinese company for rice production," says state governor, Alhaji Garba Umar.
The Federal Government and Singapore's Olam, which has 6,000 hectares under cultivation of rice, announce collaboration towards managing the impact of an imminent rice crisis in Nigeria.
"Nigeria has offered land for us, no matter how large we need," says
Indonesian Industry Minister MS Hidayat
Le dernier bulletin d'information du Hub Rural sur les actualités foncières ouest-africaines vient de sortir
Wealthy countries, and private companies from those countries, have been increasingly buying up land in poor areas for their own economic purposes, a new study says. And Israel turns out to be one of the leading land grabbers.
Si tratta dell’appropriazione o acquisto, da parte di governi o imprese multi-nazionali, di vasti terreni locali mediante operazioni di leasing finanziario.
Olam's rebuttal provides new information on its rice farming operations in Nigeria, including its cooperation with the Africa Rice Centre of the CGIAR.
Oil palm giant, Wilmar Nigeria Limited, and the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC), an environmental rights group, are currently at logger heads over a massive land grab in a rural community in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.
By virtue of Dominion Farms’ responsibility to train young students in farming techniques in Kenya and then absorb them into the enterprise or equip them for owning their own enterprises, this is not your typical land-grabbing project, writes Tukeni Obasi
Former Nigerian president Obasanjo calls on African Union to develop a framework for managing foreign investment in agriculture, and says governments should consider a moratorium on large-scale land deals pending legislation to protect smallholder farmers.
We are witnessing a second scramble for Africa and other poor countries by rich nations and agribusinesses to acquire land for agricultural and biofuel purposes.