Nigeria: House seeks removal of FCT Minister
    Nigeria's House of Representatives passed a motion yesterday urging all tiers of government to be proactive against a new form of imperialism and land acquisition
    • This Day
    • 11 December 2009
    Zimbabwe farmers a boon for Nigerian agriculture
    Farmers from South Korea, Kuwait and the United States have also arrived in Kwara state, some 400 km northwest of Lagos, which is keen to attract more investors and help Nigeria end its import reliance.
    • Reuters
    • 19 November 2009
    Nigeria: Anambra Signs MOU On Rice Production with VAADC
    In a bid to boost rice production, the government of Anambra is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Africa Agricultural Development Company (VAADC) to begin mechanised production of rice.
    • Vanguard
    • 25 September 2009
    Existing laws seen adequate to prevent foreign exploitation
    Nigeria allows foreigners -- like Thailand's Riceland International Co -- to lease land for growing rice and to run rice-related businesses including milling and processing.
    • Bangkok Post
    • 13 July 2009
    Monopoly rural
    De Schutter y la FAO son, a mi juicio, muy confiados, porque entienden que una regulación ética “podría ser positiva, después de muchos años en los que ha habido falta de interés en el mundo por invertir en la agricultura”.
    • Espai critic i de reflexió
    • 06 July 2009
    The coming of foreign farm investors…what lessons for Nigeria ?
    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.
    • Business Day
    • 08 June 2009
    Egypt to start wheat farms in northern Uganda
    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.
    • The New Vision
    • 19 May 2009
    Africa beckons for rice firms
    The region continues to have great market potential as a number of Thai rice companies have offices there and some have been approached by local governments to invest there in milling, processing and even growing rice.
    • Bangkok Post
    • 16 April 2009
    UN official calls for regulating farmland purchases
    The UN’s food security expert, Olivier de Schutter, has called for a “code of conduct” to regulate the purchase of swathes of farmland across Africa, Asia and Latin America by Gulf states and private companies pursuing agribusiness.
    • The National
    • 08 April 2009
    Thais eye Nigerian rice plantations
    Capital Rice and Asia Golden Rice, both in Thailand, recently formed a business alliance with the Stallion Group, Nigeria's largest conglomerate, to supply rice to this major African market. The next step is to export rice-planting know-how and invest in Nigerian farmland.
    • The Nation
    • 01 April 2009
    In the interest of Nigeria's agriculture
    With Gulf countries and businesses demonstrating a newfound disposition for direct farm investment to cater for their local agro commodity needs, Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as a source of growing and/or producing their imported food. Nigeria’s position in the matrix cannot be overemphasized.
    • Guardian
    • 24 Mar 2009
    Jusqu'où ira la razzia sur les terres agricoles des pays pauvres ?
    La FAO s’apprête à sortir ces jours-ci un mode d’emploi sur la bonne gouvernance foncière. Histoire que le nouveau droit foncier de Madagascar ne soit pas défini par Daewoo Logistics. Et que les petits paysans du Sud participent enfin au débat
    • Inter Press Service
    • 01 Mar 2009
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