• Should Africa lease land to foreign firms?
    • BBC
    • 08 December 2008

    One-hour audio debate on the BBC

  • Rich countries carry out '21st century land grab'
    • New Scientist
    • 04 December 2008

    Nomadic herders, rarely a priority for governments, are being dispossessed by bioethanol developments in Kenya, says Michael Taylor of the International Land Coalition (ILC), and they also depend on the “unused” land that Madagascar offered Daewoo.

  • Farming Makes a Comeback in Russia
    • Business Week
    • 09 October 2008

    Investors are pouring billions into Russian agribusiness—and trying to reverse decades of Soviet mismanagement.

  • Russian farming: from basket case to breadbasket?
    • Associated Press
    • 19 September 2008

    Lured by soaring food prices, corporations - both domestic and foreign - have been snapping up land in this fertile region the size of France, replacing inefficient Soviet-style collective farming with modern farming techniques and economies of scale.

  • Russian farming: from basket case to breadbasket
    • Associated Press
    • 19 September 2008

    “Foreigners who come here get astonished at the gleaming black earth,” said Viktor Karnushin, head of a local subsidiary of Sweden’s Black Earth Farming corporation, one of the biggest foreign players in Russian farming.

  • Alpcot Agro: Half yearly report
    • Half yearly report Alpcot Agro AB
    • 28 August 2008

    “I am satisfied with what we have achieved during the first half of 2008. We have been able to combine a fast increase in land under control with successful operations. The harvested area is estimated to be approximately 53,900 hectares with an estimated harvest of approximately 150,600 tonnes, which is higher than expected.”

  • On the hunt for farmland in Russia
    • Ag Capita
    • 25 July 2008

    Companies listed on European exchanges have been acquiring large amounts of farmland in Russia

  • Sociétés russes et étrangères investissent activement dans les terres agricoles en Russie
    • Vedomosti
    • 21 July 2008

    Les compagnies étrangères cotées dans les bourses européennes achètent activement des terres agricoles en Russie

  • Alpcot Agro’s target to control 200,000 hectares by the end of 2008
    • Aplcot Agro Press Release
    • 13 May 2008

    Alpcot Agro is currently in control of 128,800 hectares of arable land in Russia and wants to control 200,000 hectares by the end of 2008.

  • Ingleby Company in New Zealand for the long haul
    • Country Wide
    • 04 January 2008

    Since 1999, The Ingleby Company has bought about 17 farms. The company runs just under 20,000ha of land with 130,000 stock units, most of which are sheep and cattle.

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