A new report by ASO provides an assessment of the Karuturi project and the other land deals that the Ethiopian government has promoted in Gambela over the past decade through its land policies
The board of Oromia Investment Commission has approved 167 investment projects worth 5.37 billion Br. Over 81pc of them are in agriculture and agro-processing sectors.
- Addis Fortune
25 Apr 2018
Karuturi Agro Products PLC says it is about to recommence the troubled commercial farms it was forced to abandon in Ethiopia, last year, with a new 25,000 hectare lease.
Charges against Pastor Omot Agwa, an indigenous land rights defender from the Gambella region of Ethiopia are finally dropped by an Ethiopian court.
Dubai-based agriculture and food company Phoenix Group will invest in debt-laden Kenya operations of rose exporter Karuturi Global Ltd.
In India, Karuturi is being accused of sexual harassment while in Africa his struggling flower business in Kenya and Ethiopia has withered – first over tax arrears and debts and later over land deals gone wrong.
Indian businessman Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a 23-year-old woman staffer of a spa centre in Bengaluru and abusing policemen who rushed to her help.
- Times of India
23 Feb 2018
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy says that investments in the fields of agriculture and food industries are among the prominent sectors that attract UAE investments abroad as the country currently imports about 80 per cent of its food needs.
The Oromia Regional Investment Commissiona says 167 total investment projects were approved in the last six months requiring the provision of 4600 hectares of land.
Ces projets d’investissements ont nécessité la mise à disposition de 4600 hectares de terres, concernent principalement les secteurs de l'agro-transformation, de la manufacture et de l'agriculture.
- Agence Ecofin
05 Feb 2018
To censure activism and opponents, Indian corporates have been using legal protection against journalists and campaigners but the debate on this issue has not taken off, possibly because of fear.
- Rising Kashmir
23 Jan 2018
Des associations de la communauté anuak exhortent les gouvernements éthiopien et indien à arrêter leurs négociations avec Karuturi Global Ltd et à faire en sorte que l’entreprise quitte définitivement Gambela et les autres régions d’Éthiopie.