• It’s not such a long way to Africa
    • Financial Express
    • 12 July 2010

    Jagjit Singh Hara, a farmer in Jalandhar, has been getting offers from Congo, Namibia and Nigeria to take land on lease and start cultivation.

  • South Africa-Congo ‘land grab’: Exploitation or salvation?
    • Mail & Guardian
    • 12 Mar 2010

    The Congo ventures are not core businesses to be based in the Congo but instead, extensions of businesses located in South Africa

  • Appropriation et concentration de droits fonciers à grande échelle-Le cas du Congo Brazzaville
    • AGTER
    • 19 January 2010

    Accaparement des terres - cas du Congo-Brazzaville - par AGTER

  • The South Africa-Congo concession: Exploitation or salvation?
    • Pambazuka
    • 07 January 2010

    The much-discussed Congo land-lease, granting 200,000 hectares to South African farmers with a further 10 million hectares in the balance, appears to mark a departure from the usual terms underpinning foreign acquisition of fertile land by multinationals

  • Pro: Foreign investment presents an opportunity to Africa
    • Deutsche Welle
    • 09 December 2009

    Foreign investment in African agriculture means the creation of jobs, the introduction of modern knowledge and technology, and desperately needed additions to countries' tax bases, writes DW's Ludger Schadomsky.

  • Eni's new energy projects threaten Congo Rainforest
    • BankTrack
    • 09 November 2009

    ENI plans to develop 70,000 ha of palm oil in Congo

  • Sime Darby unit eyes more estates in Africa
    • Business Times
    • 07 November 2009

    Sime Darby Bhd, which owns 220,000ha of oil palm estates in Liberia, plans to strengthen its presence on the African continent and is eyeing more land in Cameroon, Congo and South Africa. The expansion is part of a long-term strategy to double planted areas to one million hectares and be nearer to the growing markets of Europe and the US.

  • Green light for new pastures
    • Financial Mail
    • 30 October 2009

    De Jager is most excited about an impending Agri SA fact-finding mission to Libya at the invitation of President Muammar Gaddafi. "If we succeed there, we can succeed anywhere in Africa."

  • Congo farmland deal welcomed
    • SAPA
    • 22 October 2009

    The Congolese government said it had signed similar agreements with China, Brazil and Israel.

  • Agricultores sudafricanos satisfechos de acuerdo agrícola con República Congo
    • EFE
    • 21 October 2009

    El ministro de agricultura congoleño, Rigobert Maboundou, dijo que este acuerdo forma parte de un Plan de Acción de su Gobierno para consolidar la agricultura como un pilar de su economía y que, además de este pacto, el mayor de este tipo firmado en África, tienen otros similares con China, Brasil e Israel.

  • Congo hands land to South African farmers
    • The Telegraph
    • 21 October 2009

    There has been criticism of the deal in France, pointing out that Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the Congolese president, is widely considered to be severely corrupt. But de Jager believes such attacks are motivated by a desire to protect French [farm export] interests against competition.

  • Congo Brazzaville/South Africa land deal
    • BBC
    • 21 October 2009

    Peter Ndoro spoke to Dr Yao Graham, coordinator of Third World Network-Africa, a development agency, asking whether these deals really transfer technical expertise to locals.

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