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  • Bangladeshi firms join Africa land rush
    • Asia Times
    • 10 Jun 2011

    Nitol-Niloy Group and Bhati Bangla Agrotec of Bangladesh aim to invest an initial US$18 million to lease around 40,000 hectares of African land by the end of this year to grow foodstuff, most of which they will be obliged to sell in Bangladesh.

  • Government denies leasing farmland to Bangladesh
    • Daily Monitor
    • 03 Jun 2011

    “We frankly told them, we had no land. They insisted we sign a Memorandum of Understating with them, a request we also refused. We only accepted to sign minutes of the meeting we held,” Mr Okasai of Uganda's agriculture ministry said.

  • Why the reports of Bangladesh farming mega deals in Africa sound strange
    • African Agriculture
    • 23 May 2011

    If the early reports are anything to go by, the Bangladeshi deals already incorporate many elements that suggest they are being done in a way likely to engender fierce resentment and opposition in the African countries concerned.

  • Bangladesh to get 60,000 hectares for farming in Uganda
    • Daily Star
    • 23 May 2011

    Of the produce, 20 percent will go to the government of Uganda, and the remaining will be sent to Bangladesh with a profit of 10 percent plus production cost, says Nitol-Niloy Group

  • Bangladesh seeks African land
    • BBC
    • 23 May 2011

    Companies in Bangladesh are planning to lease thousands of hectares of land for agriculture in some African countries. Robert Ziegler, the Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, believes that Bangladesh's food strategy will become more widespread.

  • Bangladeshi companies launch Africa farm lease plan
    • BBC
    • 17 May 2011

    Bangladeshi companies say they have leased thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa as part of their efforts to avoid future food shortages.

  • Bangladesh rents African land to boost food output
    • AFP
    • 17 May 2011

    Bangladesh has leased tens of thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa as part of a government drive to improve food security in the poverty-stricken South Asian nation, an official said on Tuesday

  • Food security and quest for foreign land
    • Financial Express
    • 11 May 2011

    The government of Bangladesh has also been looking for farmland abroad -- in Burma, Kenya, Uganda

  • Bangladesh govt prods local investors to farm cotton, food in Africa
    • Financial Express
    • 30 Mar 2011

    The move comes after two fact-finding missions led by the foreign secretary last year found farming in the so-called dark continent "exceedingly lucrative" for Bangladeshi investors.

  • Global land grabbing: Eroding food sovereignty
    • PAN AP
    • 14 Jan 2011

    Land deals, whether as direct purchases or long-term leases, are being brokered in poor countries by advanced capitalist countries and their TNCs

  • Bangladesh wants rice and land concessions
    • Phnom Penh Post
    • 27 Dec 2010

    Bangladesh wants to invest in growing rice in Cambodia for future exports back to Bangladesh and has requested long-term land leases for up to 99 years, such as Cambodia has already granted to other countries.

  • Meeting the challenges of future food security
    • Financial Express
    • 20 Dec 2010

    Bangladeshi authorities have started exploring new options to ensure the country's food security such as taking lease of vast areas of fallow agricultural land in the neighbouring Myanmar and in some African states.

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