Tanzania
09 Nov 2012 Guardian
Land motion sparks hot debate in House
A heated debate ensued yesterday in Tanzania's Parliament after Kawe lawmaker Halima Mdee moved a private motion calling on the House to adopt a resolution pressing the government to suspend the allocation of huge chunks of land for investment to foreigners.
01 Nov 2012 Huffington Post
Land-grabbing's global threat
Of the many issues brought to the table at the Slow Food joint Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event this week in Turin, Italy, one of the most pressing is land-grabbing.
31 Oct 2012 Let's talk land Tanzania
Energy and food demands, drivers of land grab: A case of Rufiji River Basin in Tanzania
Land grabs are carried out today in the Rufiji River Basin through the application of both force and consent.
16 Oct 2012 Redeye
Tanzanian villagers pay for biofuel investment disaster
The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.
12 Oct 2012 IRIN
Land-grabbing linked with hunger
Researchers find that bulk of deals to lease out land are struck in 32 of the countries ranked “alarming” or “serious” on the Global Hunger Index score.
28 Sep 2012 IPS
Cumprindo promessas para com os pequenos agricultores africanos
A Olam International, uma transnacional Indiana do agronegócio, e está a desenvolver um sistema gigantesco de fomento agrícola nos 850 mil hectares de terra que lhe foram concedidos por 20 anos, num local não muito longe do porto da Beira, em Moçambique.
28 Sep 2012 IPS
Delivering promises to Africa’s smallholder farmers
Olam International, an India-based multinational agribusiness company, is developing an outgrower scheme on a giant 20-year, 850,000 hectare concession it has secured not far from the port of Beira, Mozambique.
07 Sep 2012 Slow Food
Le retour de la menace de l’accaparement des terres
Du Sénégal à la Tanzanie, le phénomène du land-grabbing (ou accaparement des terres) est en train de se développer de manière très rapide, quelques exemples reviennent sur le devant de la scène.
24 Aug 2012 Oakland Institute
Ethics complaint against AgriSol's Rastetter dismissed: Public scrutiny however unravels Rastetter's business dealings
The ethics complaint was filed by the Des Moines-based citizen group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, for misusing his membership on the Iowa Board of Regents that oversees Iowa's public universities to advance an "African land grab".
21 Aug 2012 Daily News
Brazilian companies eye agricultural sector
The companies, which produce mainly soya, sugarcane, corn and cotton, were informed about the opportunities for investment in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
09 Aug 2012 Tanzania Daily News
Land - a key constitutional agenda
If there is an issue that is the pulse of popular discontent in Tanzania presently, then, it is land.
09 Aug 2012 Leadership
The scramble for African land (1)
"Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood


Tanzania
  • Guardian | 09 Nov 2012 Land motion sparks hot debate in House

    A heated debate ensued yesterday in Tanzania's Parliament after Kawe lawmaker Halima Mdee moved a private motion calling on the House to adopt a resolution pressing the government to suspend the allocation of huge chunks of land for investment to foreigners.

  • Huffington Post | 01 Nov 2012 Land-grabbing's global threat

    Of the many issues brought to the table at the Slow Food joint Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event this week in Turin, Italy, one of the most pressing is land-grabbing.

  • Let's talk land Tanzania | 31 Oct 2012 Energy and food demands, drivers of land grab: A case of Rufiji River Basin in Tanzania

    Land grabs are carried out today in the Rufiji River Basin through the application of both force and consent.

  • Redeye | 16 Oct 2012 Tanzanian villagers pay for biofuel investment disaster

    The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.

  • IRIN | 12 Oct 2012 Land-grabbing linked with hunger

    Researchers find that bulk of deals to lease out land are struck in 32 of the countries ranked “alarming” or “serious” on the Global Hunger Index score.

  • IPS | 28 Sep 2012 Cumprindo promessas para com os pequenos agricultores africanos

    A Olam International, uma transnacional Indiana do agronegócio, e está a desenvolver um sistema gigantesco de fomento agrícola nos 850 mil hectares de terra que lhe foram concedidos por 20 anos, num local não muito longe do porto da Beira, em Moçambique.

  • IPS | 28 Sep 2012 Delivering promises to Africa’s smallholder farmers

    Olam International, an India-based multinational agribusiness company, is developing an outgrower scheme on a giant 20-year, 850,000 hectare concession it has secured not far from the port of Beira, Mozambique.

  • Slow Food | 07 Sep 2012 Le retour de la menace de l’accaparement des terres

    Du Sénégal à la Tanzanie, le phénomène du land-grabbing (ou accaparement des terres) est en train de se développer de manière très rapide, quelques exemples reviennent sur le devant de la scène.

  • Oakland Institute | 24 Aug 2012 Ethics complaint against AgriSol's Rastetter dismissed: Public scrutiny however unravels Rastetter's business dealings

    The ethics complaint was filed by the Des Moines-based citizen group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, for misusing his membership on the Iowa Board of Regents that oversees Iowa's public universities to advance an "African land grab".

  • Daily News | 21 Aug 2012 Brazilian companies eye agricultural sector

    The companies, which produce mainly soya, sugarcane, corn and cotton, were informed about the opportunities for investment in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).

  • Tanzania Daily News | 09 Aug 2012 Land - a key constitutional agenda

    If there is an issue that is the pulse of popular discontent in Tanzania presently, then, it is land.

  • Leadership | 09 Aug 2012 The scramble for African land (1)

    "Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood



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