• Africa and the end of hunger
    • Pambazuka
    • 16 July 2009

    Africa’s agrarian questions are not adequately addressed by simply asking, “What is the role of African smallholders?”

  • Questioning old traditions
    • IPS
    • 17 June 2009

    Uganda's minister of agriculture literally pleaded with the agribusiness delegates at a forum in Capetown to take advantage of Uganda’s extremely advantageous deals for private investors in the agricultural sector.

  • Code of conduct urged for Africa farm land grabs
    • Reuters
    • 15 June 2009

    African countries may need to put in place a code of conduct to govern farmland purchases on the continent by foreigners, an agribusiness conference heard on Monday.

  • Africa: Breadbasket development key to achieving African food security
    • AGRA
    • 11 June 2009

    "The rush for land by outside players is more proof of the enormous potential of African agriculture. Africa itself must harness this potential," Kofi Annan says

  • Africa becomes wary of farm deals: land activist
    • Reuters
    • 09 June 2009

    African nations are becoming more cautious in selling farmland to foreign investors, with governments paying closer attention to deals that could lead to social unrest, AGRA says

  • The coming of foreign farm investors…what lessons for Nigeria ?
    • Business Day
    • 08 June 2009

    It is not clear whether a strategy is in place to ensure that part of the food produced by the rich food importers farms will be sold locally.

  • 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.

  • Accelerating into disaster – when banks manage the food crisis
    • IPC
    • 26 January 2009

    As the vicious food price crisis deepens, transnational companies are moving into southern countries on a huge scale and starting to capture millions of hectares of land in order to bring agricultural production further under their control for industrial agrofuel and food production for the international market. Millions of peasants will be pushed out of food production, adding to the hungry in the rural areas and the slums of the big cities. The few that remain will work under full control of the transnational companies as workers or contract farmers.

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