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25 Feb 2010Reuters
SAfrica, Libya farm deal awaits agreement
A new land deal allowing South African farmers to produce livestock, milk and fruit in Libya has been put on hold pending the finalisation of an investment protection agreement between the two countries.
04 Feb 2010Sake24.com
African agriculture entices funds
At least three or four private equity funds are currently raising capital with a mandate to invest in agricultural enterprises in Africa.
19 Jan 2010AGTER
Appropriation et concentration de droits fonciers à grande échelle-Le cas de l'Afrique du Sud
Accaparement des terres - le cas de l'Afrique du Sud - par AGTER
07 Jan 2010Pambazuka
The South Africa-Congo concession: Exploitation or salvation?
The much-discussed Congo land-lease, granting 200,000 hectares to South African farmers with a further 10 million hectares in the balance, appears to mark a departure from the usual terms underpinning foreign acquisition of fertile land by multinationals
04 Jan 2010Der Spiegel
Kolonialismus oder Entwicklungschance: Der Kampf ums Essen
Der Spiegel video on Dominion Farms in Kenya and a Chinese farm project in Tanzania. Auf Deutsch.
09 Nov 2009Business Day
Farmers sample what Libya offers
De Jager is worried about Libya’s record in enforcing contracts with foreign companies, and the lack of social support networks. “There’s a lot of money to be made for someone with balls,” he says.
07 Nov 2009Business Times
Sime Darby unit eyes more estates in Africa
Sime Darby Bhd, which owns 220,000ha of oil palm estates in Liberia, plans to strengthen its presence on the African continent and is eyeing more land in Cameroon, Congo and South Africa. The expansion is part of a long-term strategy to double planted areas to one million hectares and be nearer to the growing markets of Europe and the US.
02 Nov 2009Business Day
SA to assist Libya to revive farming
The delegation hopes to conclude an agreement with the Libyan government that sets out commercial terms, including investment protection, tenure security and incentives.
30 Oct 2009Financial Mail
Green light for new pastures
De Jager is most excited about an impending Agri SA fact-finding mission to Libya at the invitation of President Muammar Gaddafi. "If we succeed there, we can succeed anywhere in Africa."
22 Oct 2009SAPA
Congo farmland deal welcomed
The Congolese government said it had signed similar agreements with China, Brazil and Israel.
21 Oct 2009EFE
Agricultores sudafricanos satisfechos de acuerdo agrícola con República Congo
El ministro de agricultura congoleño, Rigobert Maboundou, dijo que este acuerdo forma parte de un Plan de Acción de su Gobierno para consolidar la agricultura como un pilar de su economía y que, además de este pacto, el mayor de este tipo firmado en África, tienen otros similares con China, Brasil e Israel.
21 Oct 2009The Telegraph
Congo hands land to South African farmers
There has been criticism of the deal in France, pointing out that Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the Congolese president, is widely considered to be severely corrupt. But de Jager believes such attacks are motivated by a desire to protect French [farm export] interests against competition.

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21 Sep 2014 - Washington DC
STOP Africa Land Grab concert
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21 Sep 2014 - Brooklyn
Land Grabbing: Raising Awareness with Multimedia
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