Ethiopia
12 Aug 2017 Addis Fortune
French company relocates investment plant over land dispute
The Oromia Investment Commission faces a challenge in relocating 600 farmers from the 335ha of land leased to European Food and Cattle Plc in East Shoa, Ethiopia.
12 Aug 2017 Addis Fortune
Une entreprise française délocalise l’investissement d’une usine suite à une dispute foncière
La Commission de l’investissement de la région de l’Oromia est confrontée au défi de délocaliser 600 paysans de 335 hectares de terres d’un total de 800 hectares louées à la SARL European Food and Cattle
04 Aug 2017 Reuters
Le ministre éthiopien des Finances arrêté pour corruption
La politique anti-corruption menée par le gouvernement est, en partie, une réponse aux projets d'expropriation de terres autour d'Addis-Abeba, la capitale.
29 Jul 2017 La Tribune Afrique
Floriculture : l’Ethiopie alloue 3.000 hectares aux investisseurs
L'Ethiopie vient d’allouer 3.000 hectares de terres aux investisseurs dans la floriculture afin de diversifier son économie.
29 Jul 2017 Xinhua
Ethiopia allocates 3,000 hectares of land for flower investment
The Ethiopian Horticulture and Agricultural Investment Authority has announced that it has allocated 3,000 hectares of land for investors who want to engage in Ethiopia's flower farming sector.
26 May 2017 RRI
Gendered impacts of large-scale land acquisitions in Western Ethiopia
Study of cases of large-scale land deals in Ethiopia finds range of negative impacts on local families and women in particular, including reduced access to land for farming and grazing, outmigration, and reduced availability of forest products.
04 Apr 2017 Arbetet
World Bank ignores land grabbing
New documentary film shows how sales of huge land areas of Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian government, to foreign investors, have led to starvation and forced displacement, and how the World Bank is complicit.
13 Jan 2017 Bloemisterij
Development of new horticultural area in Ethiopia
While Dutch ag investors get priority access to 1500 ha near Hawassa, their embassy is helping the Ethiopian government start a conversation with its discontented population.
19 Dec 2016 Sudan Tribune
Saudi High-level delegation concludes Ethiopia’s visit
Last week a Saudi delegation has requested 100,000 hectares to invest in alfalfa plant (livestock food) integrated project and in livestock processing.
16 Dec 2016 Geoforum
Host country governance and the African land rush
George Schoneveld of CIFOR provides 7 reasons why large-scale farmland investments fail to contribute to sustainable development
10 Dec 2016 Walta Info
Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia to establish joint-team for feasibility study on agriculture
A joint team drawn from both Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia will be established to carry out feasibility study and come up with investment ideas in the sector.
23 Nov 2016 Re:Common
What is there to hide in the Omo Valley?
For several years in the Omo Valley numerous companies have operated to carry out various mega agro-industrial projects. New report examines how all these activities are undermining the Valley communities’ access to land and the role of Italian cooperation.


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