Tanzania
09 Jul 2012 Oakland Institute
Lives on hold
AgriSol's land deal in Tanzania creates an uncertain future for more than 160,000 people
08 Jul 2012 Guardian
Politics of investment in large scale agricultural ventures
The AgriSol investment is a good case in justifying that in Tanzania it is the state which grabs on behalf of the investors as opposed in other areas where land is acquired illegally.
30 Jun 2012 East African
Activists raise red flag over Tanzania land deal
The US-based Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement say they want senior government officials involved in the deal investigated and prosecuted for accepting a deal that will be detrimental to the welfare of Tanzanians.
25 Jun 2012 The Citizen
Tanzania to seek China help on farming
Tanzania is planning to involve the Chinese government in its agriculture revolution strategy as well as establish value-adding small industries to boost agricultural products by local producers
19 Jun 2012 Des Moines Register
Ethics complaint: Rastetter used regents board to push African 'land grab'
An ethics complaint being filed today alleges agribusiness investor Bruce Rastetter used his membership on a board that oversees Iowa’s public universities to advance a business venture involving Iowa State University.
15 Jun 2012 NPR
African land fertile ground for crops and investors
Part 2 of a report from the US-based National Public Radio on landgrabbing in Africa, highlighting the case of Mozambique
02 Jun 2012 Business World
Indian farmer’s African safari
Karuturi, which has 300,000 ha in Ethiopia, is now targeting the DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
28 May 2012 East African Business Week
Tanzania: Country urged to reduce land lease period to investors
Tanzania has been advised to reduce land lease agreement to investors to below 50 years from the current 99.
28 May 2012 Tanzania Daily News
Tanzania: Land losers for hefty compensation
The government is in the final stages of introducing a Land Authority whose duties, among others, will include dealing with land investments as well as establishment of a land bank and database.
22 May 2012 Tanzania Daily News
Investors vow to end sugar scarcity
India's Mahakaushal Sugar and Power Industries has acquired 12,000 ha, and more efforts are being made to acquire an additional 15,000 ha, along Lower Rufiji River basin in Utunge Ward, Tanzania.
17 May 2012 The Citizen Reporter
Beware G8 motives, JK, others cautioned
Four African leaders attending the rich nations’ meeting that opens in Washington today have been cautioned to be wary of the G8’s New Alliance to Increase Food and Nutrition Security, noting that it poses a serious threat to small-scale farmers in Africa.
11 May 2012 MVIWATA
Journalists challenged to provide a voice for the voiceless in rural communities
Investigative Journalism and critical analysis into land issues currently affecting rural communities would not only reveal malpractices in land issues but also provide a voice for the voiceless in rural communities.


Tanzania
  • Oakland Institute | 09 Jul 2012 Lives on hold

    AgriSol's land deal in Tanzania creates an uncertain future for more than 160,000 people

  • Guardian | 08 Jul 2012 Politics of investment in large scale agricultural ventures

    The AgriSol investment is a good case in justifying that in Tanzania it is the state which grabs on behalf of the investors as opposed in other areas where land is acquired illegally.

  • East African | 30 Jun 2012 Activists raise red flag over Tanzania land deal

    The US-based Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement say they want senior government officials involved in the deal investigated and prosecuted for accepting a deal that will be detrimental to the welfare of Tanzanians.

  • The Citizen | 25 Jun 2012 Tanzania to seek China help on farming

    Tanzania is planning to involve the Chinese government in its agriculture revolution strategy as well as establish value-adding small industries to boost agricultural products by local producers

  • Des Moines Register | 19 Jun 2012 Ethics complaint: Rastetter used regents board to push African 'land grab'

    An ethics complaint being filed today alleges agribusiness investor Bruce Rastetter used his membership on a board that oversees Iowa’s public universities to advance a business venture involving Iowa State University.

  • NPR | 15 Jun 2012 African land fertile ground for crops and investors

    Part 2 of a report from the US-based National Public Radio on landgrabbing in Africa, highlighting the case of Mozambique

  • Business World | 02 Jun 2012 Indian farmer’s African safari

    Karuturi, which has 300,000 ha in Ethiopia, is now targeting the DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

  • East African Business Week | 28 May 2012 Tanzania: Country urged to reduce land lease period to investors

    Tanzania has been advised to reduce land lease agreement to investors to below 50 years from the current 99.

  • Tanzania Daily News | 28 May 2012 Tanzania: Land losers for hefty compensation

    The government is in the final stages of introducing a Land Authority whose duties, among others, will include dealing with land investments as well as establishment of a land bank and database.

  • Tanzania Daily News | 22 May 2012 Investors vow to end sugar scarcity

    India's Mahakaushal Sugar and Power Industries has acquired 12,000 ha, and more efforts are being made to acquire an additional 15,000 ha, along Lower Rufiji River basin in Utunge Ward, Tanzania.

  • The Citizen Reporter | 17 May 2012 Beware G8 motives, JK, others cautioned

    Four African leaders attending the rich nations’ meeting that opens in Washington today have been cautioned to be wary of the G8’s New Alliance to Increase Food and Nutrition Security, noting that it poses a serious threat to small-scale farmers in Africa.

  • MVIWATA | 11 May 2012 Journalists challenged to provide a voice for the voiceless in rural communities

    Investigative Journalism and critical analysis into land issues currently affecting rural communities would not only reveal malpractices in land issues but also provide a voice for the voiceless in rural communities.



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