• Varun-Madagascar contract
    • TopMada.com
    • 23 Mar 2009

    Contract farming deal between the Indian corporation Varun Agriculture and 13 association in Sofia, Madagascar (January 2009)

  • In Madagascar, an Indian company plans to rent nearly 500,000 ha
    • Le Monde
    • 21 Mar 2009

    Refuged under a shelter as a downpour drenched the village square of Ambalavy in northwest Madagascar, André Rabenampiana says he knows the wood "varona" but has never heard of the Indian company Varun International.

  • A Madagascar, une société indienne compte louer près de 500 000 hectares
    • Le Monde
    • 21 Mar 2009

    Réfugié sous un abri alors que des trombes d'eau s'abattent sur la place du village d'Ambalavy, dans le nord-ouest de Madagascar, André Rabenampiana connaît bien le bois "varona", mais n'a jamais entendu parler de la société indienne "Varun".

  • Daewoo finds African land is a risky business
    • Reuters
    • 20 Mar 2009

    A move by Madagascar's army-backed leader to nix a huge South Korean farming deal has exposed the risks of such ventures in Africa, where land remains an emotive issue prone to populist or nationalist opposition.

  • Madagascar: A Greek Tragedy That Will Hurt Investment
    • AllAfrica
    • 20 Mar 2009

    Deposed President Marc Ravalomanana brought the house of Madagascar down upon himself. But he has been replaced by a young untested leader who, although he has some public support, is full of himself and clearly contemptuous of democratic institutions. The result is that investment in Madagascar, and perhaps across the continent, will be hurt, writes Stephen Hayes

  • Madagascar : Andry Rajoelina annule le projet de Daewoo
    • Afrik.com
    • 19 Mar 2009

    Le nouveau président de Madagascar a annoncé l’annulation du projet agricole de Daewoo Logistics

  • Madagascar scraps Daewoo farm deal
    • Financial Times
    • 18 Mar 2009

    South Korea’s project to transform Madagascar into its breadbasket, branded by some as neo-colonial, came to an abrupt end on Wednesday when the Indian Ocean island’s new president said he would shelve the plan.

  • Madagascar's new leader says Daewoo land deal off
    • Reuters
    • 18 Mar 2009

    A deal for South Korea's Daewoo Logistics to lease over 1 million hectares of Madagascar to grow food crops is off, the island's new leader said on Wednesday.

  • Daewoo’s planned Madagascar farm in doubt
    • Financial Times
    • 18 Mar 2009

    Daewoo Logistics, the South Korean company, said on Wednesday that it was confident that Madagascar’s new government would support a plan to lease a huge tract of farmland on the island to grow food crops to send back to Seoul.

  • Arrival of colonialism of the third kind
    • The Daily Sun Star (Dhaka)
    • 17 Mar 2009

    The truth is that if exploitation of a developing country’s natural resources by the West is colonialism, so it is when rich countries of the South do the same.

  • In Land Grab, Food Is Not the Only Consideration
    • The New Security Beat
    • 03 Mar 2009

    Governments in developing countries should exercise caution when granting land concessions to foreign governments and corporations. Despite the short-term investments, most – if not all – of the production will be exported, making the long-term food security situation even worse in these host countries.

  • Terra Madre communities protest against land lease
    • Slow Food
    • 02 Mar 2009

    ‘The small farmers cannot do anything in the face of this giant. We can only cry over the loss of our ancestor’s land, that we have tried to preserve as best as possible,’ says Rindra Andriambola, co-ordinator of the Andasibe red rice Slow Food praesidium.

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