South Africa
24 Aug 2010 Reuters
African agricultural finance under the spotlight
African governments need to raise their level of accountability and ensure that they improve and protect their own food security through quid pro quo side-agreements negotiated when they lease or sell their arable land to foreign interests, says Keith Mullin of Thompson Reuters
22 Jul 2010 22 septembre
Production sucrière : Gros plan sur le projet de Markala
Le projet -- un partenariat entre Illovo Sugar, entreprise sud africaine, et le gouvernement malien -- concerne l'aménagement d'une zone irriguée de 14,132 ha pour la création des plantations de la canne à sucre
16 Jul 2010 Reuters
Standard Bank says set to fund more S.Africa farmers
Standard Bank plans to finance more land deals involving South African farmers seeking expansion opportunities across the continent to grow export crops, the bank said on Friday.
09 Jul 2010 Reuters
SAfrica farmers get land offers in Africa
A South African farmers group said on Friday it had received fresh offers from African states, including Sudan and Mozambique, to invest in agriculture to grow export crops and some of the deals will be concluded soon.
27 Jun 2010 Times of India
Convention entre le Mali, Illovo Group (Afrique du Sud) et Schaffer Associates (USA)
Un bail de 50 ans, renouvable pour 50 ans, portant sur 19 254 ha au Mali.
07 Jun 2010 The National
Hope grows in former killing fields as it seeks to become bread basket again
“We plan to have invested $1bn in farms within five years,” says Petrus du Toit of Ridge Solutions, which is acquiring farmland in Angola with backing from foreign investors.
02 Jun 2010 Bloomberg
African nations turn to South Africa for agricultural expertise
African nations are increasingly turning to South Africa to improve their own agricultural production and skills, according to industry group Agri SA.
25 May 2010 Business Report
African land interest is opportunity and threat
South Africa, which became a net importer of food two years ago after two decades of net exporting, is developing African agricultural ambitions of its own.
18 May 2010 IPS
Namibia: Will farm project mean the river runs dry?
"Local businessmen make deals with foreign investors and convince tribal authorities in the area to give them land, but the water from the river is not just for people to take," says Water Affairs Under Secretary A. Nehemia who had not been informed about the farm.
09 May 2010 Farmers Weekly
SA, Zim not safe for investments
At a recent conference in Cairo, South Africa and Zimbabwe were the only African nations not considered safe havens for foreign farmland investment because of uncertainty about land-reform programmes and unfriendly labour environments.
24 Mar 2010 Reuters
SA land policy to limit ownership
Under the new policy, foreign land ownership would be tied to “productivity and partnership models with South African citizens,” minister Gugile Nkwinti told parliament.
24 Mar 2010 Reuters
S.Africa firms launch $408 mln farmland fund
Two South African asset management firms launched a 3 billion rand farmland investment fund on Wednesday that is expected to help boost agricultural development in Africa's biggest economy.

South Africa
  • Reuters | 24 Aug 2010 African agricultural finance under the spotlight

    African governments need to raise their level of accountability and ensure that they improve and protect their own food security through quid pro quo side-agreements negotiated when they lease or sell their arable land to foreign interests, says Keith Mullin of Thompson Reuters

  • 22 septembre | 22 Jul 2010 Production sucrière : Gros plan sur le projet de Markala

    Le projet -- un partenariat entre Illovo Sugar, entreprise sud africaine, et le gouvernement malien -- concerne l'aménagement d'une zone irriguée de 14,132 ha pour la création des plantations de la canne à sucre

  • Reuters | 16 Jul 2010 Standard Bank says set to fund more S.Africa farmers

    Standard Bank plans to finance more land deals involving South African farmers seeking expansion opportunities across the continent to grow export crops, the bank said on Friday.

  • Reuters | 09 Jul 2010 SAfrica farmers get land offers in Africa

    A South African farmers group said on Friday it had received fresh offers from African states, including Sudan and Mozambique, to invest in agriculture to grow export crops and some of the deals will be concluded soon.

  • Times of India | 27 Jun 2010 Convention entre le Mali, Illovo Group (Afrique du Sud) et Schaffer Associates (USA)

    Un bail de 50 ans, renouvable pour 50 ans, portant sur 19 254 ha au Mali.

  • The National | 07 Jun 2010 Hope grows in former killing fields as it seeks to become bread basket again

    “We plan to have invested $1bn in farms within five years,” says Petrus du Toit of Ridge Solutions, which is acquiring farmland in Angola with backing from foreign investors.

  • Bloomberg | 02 Jun 2010 African nations turn to South Africa for agricultural expertise

    African nations are increasingly turning to South Africa to improve their own agricultural production and skills, according to industry group Agri SA.

  • Business Report | 25 May 2010 African land interest is opportunity and threat

    South Africa, which became a net importer of food two years ago after two decades of net exporting, is developing African agricultural ambitions of its own.

  • IPS | 18 May 2010 Namibia: Will farm project mean the river runs dry?

    "Local businessmen make deals with foreign investors and convince tribal authorities in the area to give them land, but the water from the river is not just for people to take," says Water Affairs Under Secretary A. Nehemia who had not been informed about the farm.

  • Farmers Weekly | 09 May 2010 SA, Zim not safe for investments

    At a recent conference in Cairo, South Africa and Zimbabwe were the only African nations not considered safe havens for foreign farmland investment because of uncertainty about land-reform programmes and unfriendly labour environments.

  • Reuters | 24 Mar 2010 SA land policy to limit ownership

    Under the new policy, foreign land ownership would be tied to “productivity and partnership models with South African citizens,” minister Gugile Nkwinti told parliament.

  • Reuters | 24 Mar 2010 S.Africa firms launch $408 mln farmland fund

    Two South African asset management firms launched a 3 billion rand farmland investment fund on Wednesday that is expected to help boost agricultural development in Africa's biggest economy.



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