The following is a statement from the Oromo Studies Association (OSA).
Australia's Trade Minister Craig Emerson says plans to increase scrutiny on farmland investments would ruin any chance at all of a free-trade deal being struck with China.
The factory and farm are located in China's eastern Fujian and Jiangsu provinces. The farm will provide a "significant proportion" of the group's produce needs
According to BlackRock world agriculture fund portfolio manager and director Desmond Cheung there is a "wall of money" that is looking to back the world's growing appetite for a stable and growing food supply.
When the Ethiopian government completes the Gibe III dam on the upper Omo, as it is expected to do shortly, large-scale irrigation will follow, allowing government sugar plantations to gobble up huge swathes of their ancestral land.
The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) has observed that unfair government policies and ignorance of land rights and values have escalated the problem of land grabbing by investors in the country.
A new report by European Coordination Via Campesina and Hands off the Land network shows that land grabbing and access to land are a critical issues today in Europe.
Ce rapport révèle le scandale tenu secret que seulement 3% des propriétaires terriens sont arrivés à contrôler la moitié des terres cultivables en Europe.
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A new Swedwatch report shows a lack of transparency and inadequate auditing of ethics and environmental impacts in AP2’s investment in farmland in Brazil. For business reasons, the investment is surrounded by a high level of secrecy, which makes scrutiny from the outside impossible.
Pressed on which countries in Africa would be suitable food sources, Hisham Abdullah Al Shirawi, the chairman of Economic Zones World, says the test would be countries where water was in abundance and which were not spoilt by strife.
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.