• Foreign agro firms scoop up Ethiopian farmland
    • VOA
    • 22 Feb 2010

    "What Karuturi is doing is what Africa needs, wants and deserves," says Ram Karuturi. Yet 400 Ethiopians have signed a petition saying they received no compensation after being evicted from land taken over by Karuturi.

  • Saudi Star to swallow 100,000sqm of Bishoftu land
    • Addis Fortune
    • 21 Feb 2010

    Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, the newest food growing company formed by Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, is to acquire 100,000sqm of land in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) this week, its senior official disclosed.

  • Tear down the stonewall of secrecy
    • Huffington Post
    • 15 Feb 2010

    Runaway farmland and borderland giveaway deals need to be publicly scrutinized to ensure transparency (detect corruption and criminality) and to make certain that private interests (sweetheart deals) have not overtaken the public interest, or secret deals are not made to harm the Ethiopian national interest.

  • Karuturi arm in PE deal talks to raise $100m
    • VC Circle
    • 09 Feb 2010

    Standard Chartered Bank's Africa private equity arm and a unit of Reliance Capital are in talks to invest in Dubai-based Karuturi Overseas.

  • Ethiopia: Land grabbing and the emergence of ‘cereal republics’
    • FoodFirst
    • 04 Feb 2010

    Ethiopia must harness its enormous agricultural potential, not by selling it off as a cheap commodity, but by supporting farmers in growing culturally appropriate crops for domestic markets, using agro-ecologically sustainable farming methods.

  • Ethiopia on the verge of colony of many
    • Anyuak Media
    • 31 Jan 2010

    The main objective of this essay is to draw the attention of fellow Ethiopians to the issue. So that it stays front and center in our contemporary political agenda, until we manage to mobilize the necessary popular pressure and try our best to stop it from taking effect.

  • The new breadbasket of the world?
    • Irish Times
    • 30 Jan 2010

    As swathes of their country’s land is leased, cleared and prepared for food production by foreign companies, Ethiopians are divided over whether this constitutes ‘agro-colonialism’ or much-needed development

  • Banks eye increasing value of land
    • Daily News Egypt
    • 27 Jan 2010

    Heightened land values have caused several Egyptian banks, private companies and government bodies to purchase agricultural land in Africa, in addition to focusing greater attention on Egypt’s land resources.

  • The new way of bio-colonialism in Ethiopia
    • Anyuak Media
    • 26 Jan 2010

    How could Meles know the legitimate owners of the land, namely the future generation of Ethiopians, may not need the land say 20 years from now?

  • Appropriation et concentration de droits fonciers à grande échelle-Le cas de l'Ethiopie
    • AGTER
    • 19 Jan 2010

    Accaparement des terres - cas de l'Ethiopie - par AGTER

  • Ruchi Soya takes farm land on lease in Ethiopia
    • Hindu Business Line
    • 16 Jan 2010

    Ruchi Soya Industries, one of the leading edible oil processors, on Friday announced a major farm land acquisition in Ethiopia for soybean cultivation.

  • Ethiopia – country of the silver sickle – offers land dirt cheap to farming giants
    • The Guardian
    • 15 Jan 2010

    Karuturi believes the potential for large profits is so great that it plans to invest nearly $1bn in its Ethiopian agricultural operations

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