Countries Resort To Bartering
    A worldwide food shortage mixed with a global credit crisis has some countries getting creative. They're bartering food for other essentials. Javier Blas of Financial Times talks to Madeleine Brand about which nations are striking deals and what they're trading.
    • National Public Radio
    • 24 November 2008
    Daewoo leases Madagascan land for crops
    A lot of countries don't grow nearly enough food to feed themselves. Britain is one; South Korea, another. The giant South Korean conglomerate, Daewoo, has come up with a novel way of solving the problem of food security. It has leased a vast tract of land, 1.3 million acres, on the African island of Madagascar.
    • BBC
    • 20 November 2008
    Investing in Sudanese agriculture
    Interview with Sudanese government and FAO officials on leasing farmland to foreign investors
    • BBC
    • 14 November 2008
    Food Fight: Wealthy nations buying up land for food
    This week, Saudi Arabia announced plans to invest in overseas fisheries, livestock and food production, and is reportedly trying to partner with Thai rice farms to lock in future supplies. Libya is in talks with Ukraine about growing wheat there, and as China tries to feed its expanding middle class, it’s looking to buy up farmland in Africa and South America.
    • Marketplace / American Public Media
    • 09 May 2008
    Easier farmland purchases for foreigners could threaten Czech farmers
    The Czech government has recently backed proposed legislation that should make it easier for foreigners from EU countries to buy Czech farmland.
    • Radio Praha
    • 22 February 2007
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