• Saudi firm to invest $3 bln in Turkey farms
    • Reuters
    • 10 July 2009

    Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said.

  • India joins 'neocolonial' rush for Africa's land and labour
    • The Telegraph
    • 28 June 2009

    India, once the colonial jewel of Britain's empire, has been accused of 'neo-colonialism' in Africa where its business people have joined a race with China, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to buy up agricultural estates and take advantage of cheap labour.

  • Food pirates: Indian firms buying farm land in Africa
    • Ground Reality
    • 26 June 2009

    I wonder why the people (and more importantly the political leaders and elite) of the African and Latin American countries are not opposing and driving these companies out from within their national borders. The reason is simple. The rich and elite of every country is the real beneficiary of the process of globalisation.

  • India cultivates Africa
    • Mail Today
    • 25 June 2009

    Indian firms have signed land deals in Ethiopia, Kenya and Madagascar to produce a range of food crops for export to India.

  • India outsources agriculture
    • Down to Earth
    • 17 June 2009

    Codes of conduct don’t work, said Devinder Sharma of Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security, Delhi. “It is unethical to grab land in other countries; it will lead to food crisis as investor countries will grow food for profit.”

  • The food crisis continues - in the form of a global scramble for lucrative farmlands
    • CounterCurrents
    • 17 June 2009

    It's a tsunami of land deals and, as all of the experts who have studied the phenomenon have agreed, no nation is truly prepared for its implications.

  • Topraktan 20 milyar dolar çıkacak
    • CBNC-e
    • 10 June 2009

    Suudi tarım şirketi Planet Food World, Türkiye'de 20 milyar dolar yatırımla 5 yılda 20 bin modüler organik çiftlik kuracak.

  • Inside the barley republic
    • Ethiomedia
    • 08 June 2009

    What we are witnessing in countries like Ethiopia today is an extreme form of the banana republic syndrome.

  • Indian Company launches agro-investment project in Gambella
    • Ethiopian News Agency
    • 08 June 2009

    A multi-million birr investment project by Karuturi Global Limited, an Indian company in Etang Special Woreda of Gambella State was launched on Saturday.

  • Is offshore farming a good thing for Africa?
    • Seattle Times
    • 01 June 2009

    Abdullah Alireza, the Saudi minister of Commerce and Industry, talked about farming abroad in a recent visit to Seattle, where he addressed a private gathering of local business people.

  • Food security or economic slavery?
    • Business Day
    • 01 June 2009

    These arrangements are reminiscent of “banana republics” when many African countries served as plantations for European countries -- but even those did not come with such explicit restrictions and rigidities.

  • La pugna por la tierra amenaza a los africanos
    • El País
    • 25 May 2009

    Las adquisiciones de tierra en África, Asia y Latinoamérica, tal y como se hacen en la actualidad, suponen condenar a los más pobres a ser desalojados de sus fincas o a perder acceso a la tierra, al agua y a otros recursos, según el primer estudio sobre la nueva tendencia de grandes corporaciones y gobiernos de invertir en tierras en países pobres, encargado por las agencias de las Naciones Unidas de la Agricultura y Alimentación y del Desarrollo (FAO y UNDP).

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