• State enterprise sues Saudi Star
    • Addis Fortune
    • 07 August 2011

    Saudi Star Agricultural Development is being sued by an Ethiopian state company for failure to pay for the clearing of land in the Gambella Regional State.

  • Terres à louer pour cultiver le profit
    • Politis
    • 02 June 2011

    Dans la région de Gambela, en Ethiopie, des firmes transnationales comme Karuturi Global Ltd ou BHO Agro Plc accaparent des milliers d'hectares, obligeant les habitants à quitter leurs terres

  • Documentos TV - Planeta en venta
    • RTVE.es
    • 14 May 2011

    La crisis financiera de 2008 ha despertado al mundo de las finanzas que ha visto en la agricultura un nuevo mercado. El repentino interés de los inversores por las tierras, se debe a que se han dado cuenta de que con este tipo de inversión no corren riego de quiebra.

  • Documentary: Planet for Sale
    • ARTE
    • 03 May 2011

    Film traces the story of the current mad race for control of farmlands, and the consequences it could have if nothing is done to protect the interests of small farmers and developing countries.

  • Documentaire : Planète à vendre
    • ARTE
    • 19 April 2011

    Les crises alimentaire et financière qui ont secoué le monde en 2008 ont eu un effet méconnu du public. Elles ont provoqué une incroyable course pour la mainmise sur les terres cultivables partout dans le monde.

  • Landnahme in Äthiopien
    • Der Tagesspiegel
    • 03 April 2011

    Das Klima ist ideal, Arbeitskräfte sind billig und die lukrativsten Märkte sind nur wenige Flugstunden entfernt. In Äthiopien züchten Investoren tonnenweise Gemüse und Reis. Jedoch nicht für die Bevölkerung.

  • የሰፋፊ መሬቶች ልማት
    • Government of Ethiopia
    • 29 Mar 2011

    Goverment of Ethiopia webpage on land lease contracts (in Amharic)

  • Saudi billionaire's company will invest $2.5 billion in Ethiopia rice farm
    • Bloomberg
    • 23 Mar 2011

    The company leased 10,000 hectares in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region for 60 years for $9.42 per hectare annually and plans to lease an additional 290,000 hectares from the government.

  • Agribusiness boom threatens key African wildlife migration
    • Yale e360
    • 07 Mar 2011

    Karuturi's 15 John Deere tractors plough 500 hectares a day on its 300,000 land concession in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. This is land clearance on a gigantic scale.

  • Silence over Ethiopian land grab broken
    • Afrik News
    • 17 February 2011

    Land grabbing poses no harm on the environment or on the local community, says Saudi billionaire Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi who is seeking to expand his farmland in Ethiopia from 10,000 hectares to 250,000 hectares.

  • Land grab fears for Ethiopian rural communities
    • BBC
    • 15 December 2010

    A controversial new farms policy has led to a number of arrests and the killings of 10 local farmers, say local activists.

  • Ethiopia: Land rent contractual agreement made between Ministry of Agriculture and Saudi Star Agricultural Development PLC
    • 25 November 2010

    Covers 10,000 ha in Gambela Regional State for the production of rice, for an initial period of 50 years, with option for renewal.

  • 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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