• 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.

  • Food security in Africa: China's new rice bowl
    • China Brief
    • 27 May 2009

    Most Chinese investment in African agriculture is concentrated in southern Africa: Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi and, increasingly, Angola.

  • 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).

  • Mideast grabs land elsewhere
    • CNN
    • 21 May 2009

    CNN's John Defterios takes a look at how Middle Eastern countries are scouring the globe for farmland.

  • Egypt to start wheat farms in northern Uganda
    • The New Vision
    • 19 May 2009

    The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation is planning to set up model farms in Uganda. So far, one site of 200 hectares suitable for wheat growing has already been identified at Labora, Koro sub-county in Gulu district.

  • ‘Agrologistics’ at home and abroad
    • Ghana News
    • 03 May 2009

    Private equity used to stay away from anything to do with agriculture, put off by the uncontrollable risks of bad climate and natural disasters. And yet in the last three years some big funds have been launched in the agribusiness space, and they are busy trying different ways of mitigating the risks.

  • Zambia's opposition condemns reported Chinese biofuels project
    • DPA
    • 02 April 2009

    The deal would be the biggest lease of land in the country, which faces food shortages following severe flooding and drought during last year’s growing season.

  • FACTBOX: Investing in Africa: Land and agriculture
    • Reuters
    • 07 October 2008

    Soaring food prices, supply fears among import-dependent countries and rising demand for biofuels have driven up investment in agricultural land, notably in Africa.

  • Wikileaks: China's succotash security - Plenty of corn (including for exports to North Korea) but not enough beans
    • Wikileaks
    • 29 September 2008

    "Jilin and other corporate entities in China are taking major steps to increase the amount of China-controlled soy plantation both in China and around the world," reports the US Consulate in Shenyang

  • StanChart: China's interest rising in African farms
    • Reuters
    • 10 September 2008

    Chinese investment in Africa is expanding beyond a race to secure minerals and energy sources to put an increasing focus on agriculture, the chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank said on Wednesday.

  • Global food crisis: The struggle to satisfy China and India's hunger
    • Der Spiegel
    • 28 April 2008

    With their huge populations, China and India exert an unparalleled force on world food markets. They are looking abroad as it becomes more difficult for them to be self-sufficient -- and the increasing demand often has disastrous consequences across the globe.

  • Fruitful agricultural cooperation
    • China.org.cn
    • 10 December 2003

    In other African countries, including Ghana, South Africa and Togo, the China State Farm and Agribusiness Corporation (CSFAC) has founded 11 agricultural production, processing and sales projects, and runs a total of 16,000 hectares of farmlands

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