Namibia
06 Jul 2016 New Era
Foreigners own 1.4 million hectares of farmland
A total of 281 foreign nationals own 1.4 million hectares of agricultural land in Namibia, some in partnership with Namibians, Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma revealed last week.
13 May 2016 Namibian
Namibia: Russian landlord in Panama Papers
Russian billionaire Rashid Sardarov, who bought large tracts of land in Namibia, is among the long−serving clients of Mossack Fonseca, a disgraced law firm known for aiding the rich to hide their wealth in tax havens
10 Dec 2015 PLAAS
Commercialisation of land in Namibia’s communal land areas: A critical look at potential irrigation projects in Kavango East and Zambezi regions
The Namibian government has received proposals from multinational agribusiness to develop large-scale agricultural irrigation projects but only a few of have materialised or have been operationalised.
09 Jul 2015 Bloomberg
Namibia plans to ban foreigners from owning agricultural land
The Namibian government plans to pass a new land law that will ban foreigners from owning agricultural land, the country’s cabinet said.
16 Mar 2015 Xinhua
Chinese investment in Namibia grows to US$4.6bn
Chinese companies are planning to invest in maize and tobacco farming in the Zambezi region of Namibia where the environment is very good and the land is fertile. The companies are now doing the preparatory work.
10 Mar 2015 The Citizen
Youth activists condemn land given to Chinese company
A group of Namibian youth activists have condemned their government’s intention to approve the lease of 10,000 hectares of fertile land to a Chinese company to grow tobacco for export.
28 Oct 2014 African Intelligence
Les chasses du milliardaire Rashid Sardarov gênent Lodestone
Le projet de développement d'une ferme de gibier de 46 000 ha par l'oligarque russe Rashid Sardarov, près de Windhoek, perturbe un programme d'exploitation de fer dans la zone.
28 Aug 2012 Future Challenges
The great land grab: The discovery of a new aquifer in Namibia
The arid nation of Namibia has a newly discovered aquifer called Ohangwena II, that spans its northeast region, which flows under the boundary between Angola and Namibia, and now the challenge of balancing profit with sustainability looms overhead.
06 Dec 2011 PR Web
Investment opportunities, policies and attributes of commercial farming in Africa unveiled at 2nd Commercial Farm Africa in Dubai!
On 31 January 2012 in Dubai, 2nd Commercial Farm Africa features panel of experts and in-depth analysis on land utilization & investment policies in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Sudan, Namibia, Ghana and Ethiopia.
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
13 Jul 2010 The Namibian
‘Land grabs’ in Namibia: Blessing or curse?
Namibia has not been spared in the proliferating acquisition of agricultural land in developing countries by multi-national agricultural corporations, popularly referred to as ‘land grabbing’.
12 Jul 2010 Financial Express
It’s not such a long way to Africa
Jagjit Singh Hara, a farmer in Jalandhar, has been getting offers from Congo, Namibia and Nigeria to take land on lease and start cultivation.


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Stop further destruction by Bidco Africa! The No2Bidco Campaign in Uganda and Kenya request support for their struggle against Bidco Africa- a multinational joint venture involving Wilmar International that has decimated Bugala Island Uganda, clearing some 18,000 acres of rainforest to make way for an oil palm plantation. Sign this letter to request that the UNDP immediately disassociate from the project.


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