• Varun-Madagascar contract
    • TopMada.com
    • 23 Mar 2009

    Contract farming deal between the Indian corporation Varun Agriculture and 13 association in Sofia, Madagascar (January 2009)

  • In Madagascar, an Indian company plans to rent nearly 500,000 ha
    • Le Monde
    • 21 Mar 2009

    Refuged under a shelter as a downpour drenched the village square of Ambalavy in northwest Madagascar, André Rabenampiana says he knows the wood "varona" but has never heard of the Indian company Varun International.

  • A Madagascar, une société indienne compte louer près de 500 000 hectares
    • Le Monde
    • 21 Mar 2009

    Réfugié sous un abri alors que des trombes d'eau s'abattent sur la place du village d'Ambalavy, dans le nord-ouest de Madagascar, André Rabenampiana connaît bien le bois "varona", mais n'a jamais entendu parler de la société indienne "Varun".

  • No matter how bad things get, people still need to eat
    • The Economist
    • 18 Mar 2009

    A conference for fund managers tied to agriculture held annually in Sydney by Austock, an Australian broker, attracted a few dozen contrarian souls three years ago. This year’s event, which began on March 16th, had to be restricted to several hundred ticket-holders, with many others turned away.

  • The farms race
    • Globe and Mail
    • 30 January 2009

    Wealthy countries short of fertile land are gazing hungrily at Canada's prairies

  • Al-Amoudi plans largest agro investment
    • Addis Fortune
    • 24 January 2009

    In the largest single agricultural investment, Ethiopia’s richest man Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, joined the bio-fuel sector in a joint venture with Jemal Ahmed, one of the biggest edible and palm oil importers in the country.

  • Empresarios indios, interesados en radicarse en nuestro país para exportar
    • HPMI
    • 13 January 2009

    La empresa India RCPL Food Processing Pvt. Ltda. desea invertir en la agroindustria de Paraguay, que a mediano y largo plazo puede llegar a US$ 500 millones, informó ayer su director, Dr. Satyendra Yaadav.

  • Wikileaks: Contract farming in Burma
    • Wikileaks
    • 12 January 2009

    "Since 2005, the Burmese Government has encouraged investors from China, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Kuwait to invest in contract farms," reports the US mission in Rangoon

  • Pays riches et groupe financiers achètent des terres cultivables dans les pays pauvres
    • RTL
    • 23 December 2008

    Des pays en quête de ressources alimentaires et des groupes financiers séduits par les perspectives du marché mondial de l'agriculture acquièrent en masse des terres arables dans des pays le plus souvent pauvres ou émergents, un phénomène qui inquiète des ONG.

  • 'Global land grab' causing alarm among NGOs
    • AFP
    • 23 December 2008

    The global food and financial crises have combined to create a new form of colonialism in which countries short of resources and corporations desperate for profits are buying up arable land in emerging nations, NGOs say. The non-governmental organisations have expressed concern at this "global land grab," which they say is threatening the survival of rural livelihoods in some parts of the world.

  • Un Chinois à Dakar: M. Riping, roi du sésame
    • Le Nouvel Observateur
    • 23 December 2008

    Pour la République populaire, il est un héros du programme Go Abroad. Sa mission, hautement stratégique : investir les terres africaines pour y cultiver la petite graine magique

  • Corporates turn to Latin America for oilseeds farming
    • The Hindu Business Line
    • 24 September 2008

    Driven by food security concerns, about 15 companies, led by the State Trading Corporation (STC), have formed a consortium to engage in corporate farming either in Paraguay or Uruguay. Among other notable firms that have joined the consortium are Gujarat Ambuja, Ruchi Soya Industries and Jhunjhunwala Vanaspati Ltd.

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