Tanzania
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
03 Aug 2012 The Gazette
Protesters disrupt Board of Regents meeting, want Rastetter removed
Group says regent abused position in pursuing relationship between Iowa State University and Ratsetter's agribusiness corporation, which is developing a farming operation in Tanzania.
03 Aug 2012 Daily Star
Bangladesh to lease Sudanese farmland
Bangladesh yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Sudan to take a 10-year lease on Sudanese farmland to grow crops aimed at ensuring food security of both the countries.
02 Aug 2012 Hakiardhi
Land grabbing in a post investment period and popular reaction in the Rufiji River Basin.
Report just released by Tanzanian NGO Haki Ardhi looks at recent experiences with land grabs in the fertile Rufiji Basin.
19 Jul 2012 AP
Iowa regent admits PR mistakes in Africa land deal
Iowa Regent Bruce Rastetter has defended working with Iowa State Univ. to pursue a large-scale land development in Africa and blamed growing criticism over his involvement on misinformation and public relations mistakes.
19 Jul 2012 FWW
National nonprofit Food & Water Watch joins complaint against Rastetter, exposes another AgriSol executive as complicit in Tanzania land grab
Food & Water Watch has joined Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s ethics complaint against Iowa Regent Bruce Rastetter for egregious conflict of interest involving a Tanzania land deal he brokered in partnership with Iowa State University.
18 Jul 2012 Malango
« Ne nous étonnons pas si des révoltes éclatent »
Des voix s’élèvent contre les prêts de terres de 99 ans à des sociétés étrangères. Les Tanzaniens se sentent ignorés par leur gouvernement…


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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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