• Queries as Qatar seeks to grow food in Kenya
    • Daily Nation
    • 19 Dec 2008

    It has now emerged that the land in question is part of the fertile Tana River delta in Coast Province, the same stretch where plans by Mumias Sugar Company to build a sugar factory have raised objections from pastoralists claiming that their animals will lack pasture and the environment will be destroyed.

  • La tierra para quien la paga
    • El País
    • 10 Dec 2008

    Común a todas estas operaciones, la de Daewoo incluida, es su secretismo. ONG e instituciones desconocen la totalidad de hectáreas compradas por foráneos en países pobres y a falta de que se publiquen estudios en curso, sólo pueden hacer estimaciones.

  • The silent tsunami
    • Sunday Herald
    • 07 Dec 2008

    Some fear that the land grabs could worsen poverty because few benefits will flow to the poorer host countries, and small farmers could lose out. Although the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is drawing up guidelines to protect their interests, it is far from clear whether anyone will follow them.

  • Rich countries carry out '21st century land grab'
    • New Scientist
    • 04 Dec 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.

  • La Corée du Sud relance la course aux terres agricoles
    • Le Monde
    • 20 Nov 2008

    La chute du cours des céréales sur les marchés mondiaux n'a pas stoppé la course aux terres agricoles par les pays qui en manquent.

  • Daewoo leases Madagascan land for crops
    • BBC
    • 20 Nov 2008

    A lot of countries don't grow nearly enough food to feed themselves. Britain is one; South Korea, another. The giant South Korean conglomerate, Daewoo, has come up with a novel way of solving the problem of food security. It has leased a vast tract of land, 1.3 million acres, on the African island of Madagascar.

  • Region gains an appetite for Africa
    • MEED
    • 14 Nov 2008

    As the Gulf's agricultural production rates slow and food prices around the world continue to rise, GCC members are investing heavily in the fertile lands of Africa and Asia.

  • Investing in Sudanese agriculture
    • BBC
    • 14 Nov 2008

    Interview with Sudanese government and FAO officials on leasing farmland to foreign investors

  • Le "néocolonialisme agraire" gagne du terrain dans le monde
    • Le Monde
    • 23 Sep 2008

    Conséquence directe de la crise alimentaire mondiale et de la volatilité des cours, les projets d'achat ou de location de terres agricoles à grande échelle, parfois sur des centaines de milliers d'hectares, se multiplient.

  • U.N. Food Chief Warns on Buying Farms
    • Wall Street Journal
    • 10 Sep 2008

    As Mideast investors make plans to pump cash into farm projects in the developing world, the head of the United Nations' food agency said he is discouraging them from making direct purchases of farmland to avoid local backlash or other controversy, which could cause the investment trend to dry up.

  • UN casts eye on GCC's farmland investment
    • Bahrain Tribune
    • 07 Sep 2008

    Abu Dhabi finalises scheme to purchase 29,400 hectares of land in Sudan

  • Foreign fields: Rich states look beyond their borders for fertile soil
    • Financial Times
    • 19 Aug 2008

    Alarmed by exporting countries’ trade restrictions, importing countries have realised that their dependence on the international food market makes them vulnerable not only to an abrupt surge in prices but, more crucially, to an interruption in supplies.

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