• Tear down the stonewall of secrecy
    • Huffington Post
    • 15 February 2010

    Runaway farmland and borderland giveaway deals need to be publicly scrutinized to ensure transparency (detect corruption and criminality) and to make certain that private interests (sweetheart deals) have not overtaken the public interest, or secret deals are not made to harm the Ethiopian national interest.

  • Karuturi arm in PE deal talks to raise $100m
    • VC Circle
    • 09 February 2010

    Standard Chartered Bank's Africa private equity arm and a unit of Reliance Capital are in talks to invest in Dubai-based Karuturi Overseas.

  • Ethiopia: Land grabbing and the emergence of ‘cereal republics’
    • FoodFirst
    • 04 February 2010

    Ethiopia must harness its enormous agricultural potential, not by selling it off as a cheap commodity, but by supporting farmers in growing culturally appropriate crops for domestic markets, using agro-ecologically sustainable farming methods.

  • Ethiopia on the verge of colony of many
    • Anyuak Media
    • 31 January 2010

    The main objective of this essay is to draw the attention of fellow Ethiopians to the issue. So that it stays front and center in our contemporary political agenda, until we manage to mobilize the necessary popular pressure and try our best to stop it from taking effect.

  • The new breadbasket of the world?
    • Irish Times
    • 30 January 2010

    As swathes of their country’s land is leased, cleared and prepared for food production by foreign companies, Ethiopians are divided over whether this constitutes ‘agro-colonialism’ or much-needed development

  • Banks eye increasing value of land
    • Daily News Egypt
    • 27 January 2010

    Heightened land values have caused several Egyptian banks, private companies and government bodies to purchase agricultural land in Africa, in addition to focusing greater attention on Egypt’s land resources.

  • The new way of bio-colonialism in Ethiopia
    • Anyuak Media
    • 26 January 2010

    How could Meles know the legitimate owners of the land, namely the future generation of Ethiopians, may not need the land say 20 years from now?

  • Appropriation et concentration de droits fonciers à grande échelle-Le cas de l'Ethiopie
    • AGTER
    • 19 January 2010

    Accaparement des terres - cas de l'Ethiopie - par AGTER

  • Ruchi Soya takes farm land on lease in Ethiopia
    • Hindu Business Line
    • 16 January 2010

    Ruchi Soya Industries, one of the leading edible oil processors, on Friday announced a major farm land acquisition in Ethiopia for soybean cultivation.

  • Ethiopia – country of the silver sickle – offers land dirt cheap to farming giants
    • The Guardian
    • 15 January 2010

    Karuturi believes the potential for large profits is so great that it plans to invest nearly $1bn in its Ethiopian agricultural operations

  • Agri-Vie eyes $300 mln for Africa farm projects
    • Reuters
    • 14 January 2010

    Private equity fund Agri-Vie will reach its $100 million target for investment in agricultural projects in Africa by March, and could triple it in a second fund

  • Africa: Land grab or development? (NHK)
    • NHK
    • 08 January 2010

    Documentary for Japan Broadcasting Corporation, focusing on Tanzania and Ethiopia

  • Send a letter calling on the financial backers of Agilis Partners to stop the land grabs and human rights violations against the Kiryandongo community in Uganda
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