South Africa
20 Dec 2010 Business Day
New Great Trek ‘is no threat to SA’s food supply’
South African farmers moving to neighbouring African states are not putting SA’s food security under threat, says Willie du Plessis, a director of agricultural banking at Standard Bank.
20 Dec 2010 The National
Outsourced African farming threatens to alienate locals
Not since Belgium's King Leopold turned the Congo into his personal market-garden has so much land been allocated to offshore nations.
13 Dec 2010 Reuters
SA farmers set sights on Moz
More South African farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home, an official from a mostly white farmers group said
08 Dec 2010 BAD
Le Groupe de la BAD octroie un prêt de 65 millions d’euros pour financer le projet sucrier de Markala
Laa Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 6 décembre 2010, l’octroi d’un prêt à la République du Mali, d’un montant de près de 65 millions d’euros, destiné à financer deux volets importants du projet sucrier de Markala (PSM).
05 Dec 2010 Angola Press
Mozambique : Les fermiers blancs d'Afrique du Sud à la conquête du reste du continent
L'Afrique assiste à une migration de fermiers blancs qui quittent l'Afrique du Sud, effrayés par sa criminalité et sa politique de redistribution des terres, pour conquérir les espaces inexploités du reste du continent.
19 Nov 2010 ABN
Georgia calling on African farmers
The Transvaal Agricultural Union believes as many as a thousand skilled South African farmers could go to plough their own furrow in Georgia where the government is offering them 80,000 ha
17 Nov 2010 ABN
Agri-Vie, with Herman Marais
Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments - including farmland - in subSaharan Africa, closed its first fund with participation from Kellogg Foundation, NorFund, IFC and AfDB.
09 Nov 2010 The Independent
Boer farmers head for new home in Georgia
In what would be an extraordinary migration, the Georgian government has invited South Africa's farmers to buy up land in the country for next to nothing in exchange for bringing their expertise and knowledge of modern farming methods.
01 Oct 2010 Farmers Weekly
China courts SA’s commercial farmers
The Chinese are aware that South Africa has a research problem and they know they need farming skills for the land they’re acquiring in Africa, says Dr De Jager of AgriSA.
02 Sep 2010 Daily Guide Ghana
Stanbic funds agric in Africa
Standard Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment to finance agriculture in Africa over a long term because Africa has vast stretch of arable lands. Additionally, the bank intends to improve food security and eliminate hunger in the world.
01 Sep 2010 Business Report
African farms lure overseas investment
45 new private equity funds are planning to invest US$2 billion in African agriculture in the next 3-5 years, according to participants at the Africainvestor Agribusiness Project Summit taking place in Durban
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

South Africa
  • Business Day | 20 Dec 2010 New Great Trek ‘is no threat to SA’s food supply’

    South African farmers moving to neighbouring African states are not putting SA’s food security under threat, says Willie du Plessis, a director of agricultural banking at Standard Bank.

  • The National | 20 Dec 2010 Outsourced African farming threatens to alienate locals

    Not since Belgium's King Leopold turned the Congo into his personal market-garden has so much land been allocated to offshore nations.

  • Reuters | 13 Dec 2010 SA farmers set sights on Moz

    More South African farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home, an official from a mostly white farmers group said

  • BAD | 08 Dec 2010 Le Groupe de la BAD octroie un prêt de 65 millions d’euros pour financer le projet sucrier de Markala

    Laa Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 6 décembre 2010, l’octroi d’un prêt à la République du Mali, d’un montant de près de 65 millions d’euros, destiné à financer deux volets importants du projet sucrier de Markala (PSM).

  • Angola Press | 05 Dec 2010 Mozambique : Les fermiers blancs d'Afrique du Sud à la conquête du reste du continent

    L'Afrique assiste à une migration de fermiers blancs qui quittent l'Afrique du Sud, effrayés par sa criminalité et sa politique de redistribution des terres, pour conquérir les espaces inexploités du reste du continent.

  • ABN | 19 Nov 2010 Georgia calling on African farmers

    The Transvaal Agricultural Union believes as many as a thousand skilled South African farmers could go to plough their own furrow in Georgia where the government is offering them 80,000 ha

  • ABN | 17 Nov 2010 Agri-Vie, with Herman Marais

    Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments - including farmland - in subSaharan Africa, closed its first fund with participation from Kellogg Foundation, NorFund, IFC and AfDB.

  • The Independent | 09 Nov 2010 Boer farmers head for new home in Georgia

    In what would be an extraordinary migration, the Georgian government has invited South Africa's farmers to buy up land in the country for next to nothing in exchange for bringing their expertise and knowledge of modern farming methods.

  • Farmers Weekly | 01 Oct 2010 China courts SA’s commercial farmers

    The Chinese are aware that South Africa has a research problem and they know they need farming skills for the land they’re acquiring in Africa, says Dr De Jager of AgriSA.

  • Daily Guide Ghana | 02 Sep 2010 Stanbic funds agric in Africa

    Standard Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment to finance agriculture in Africa over a long term because Africa has vast stretch of arable lands. Additionally, the bank intends to improve food security and eliminate hunger in the world.

  • Business Report | 01 Sep 2010 African farms lure overseas investment

    45 new private equity funds are planning to invest US$2 billion in African agriculture in the next 3-5 years, according to participants at the Africainvestor Agribusiness Project Summit taking place in Durban

  • Reuters | 24 Aug 2010 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



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