BRICS states, except Russia, are enhancing and facilitating land grabs abroad in a way that is inconsistent with their proclamations of sustainable development, cooperation solidarity, and respect of national sovereignty.
The proposal to limit foreign farmland ownership in South Africa to a leasehold of a minimum of 30 years is not a sign of antagonism to foreign investment, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
Could a recent farm workers dispute in, De Doorns, a wine region in the Western Cape in South Africa, become the agriculture equivalent of the Lonmin's platinum mine dispute?
Le développement agricole accru en Zambie compromettra en réalité la sécurité alimentaire du pays, puisque des fermiers continuent d’être chassés de leurs terres coutumières pour ouvrir la voie à l’agro-industrie locale et étrangère à grande échelle.
Increased agricultural development in Zambia will actually compromise the country’s food security as peasant farmers continue to be driven off their customary land to pave the way for large-scale local and foreign agribusiness.
An organisation called Congo Agriculture, affiliated to South African farmers union Agri SA, had been established to facilitate and drive the process of setting up South African farmers in the Congo.
Since Jane Mendillo took over the endowment in July 2008, Harvard’s holdings of forests, farms and other natural resources in Brazil as well as in New Zealand and Romania have grown to about 10 percent of the portfolio -- more than $3 billion -- and she wants to add more.
De petits paysans maliens tentent de récupérer, par la voie judiciaire, les terres qu’ils ont perdues au profit de gros investisseurs privés.
Deux investisseurs visés dans des procédures juridiques, la société SOSUMAR et le négociant en céréales des sociétés 3M, Modibo Keita, ont révisé leur position.
South African group Illovo Sugar has pulled out of a 2.6 billion rand sugar project in Mali, largely due to political risk and also funding difficulties, and will focus on growth opportunities elsewhere in Africa.
Afrifresh Group, a South African agriculture group, is set to acquire a controlling stake in Ariston Holdings, as Emvest pulls out.
African officials have called for greater equity and fairness in trade with the GCC countries that use agricultural land in Africa to feed their populations while famines continue to ravage the continent.