• Hiber Sugar joins forces for convenience sake
    • Addis Fortune
    • 26 Oct 2009

    BDFC has already been given 17,400ha of land in 2008 for the production of sugar cane, a year after it came to Ethiopia. It is also getting close to receiving an additional 13,000hct in the same area of the Tana-Beles Basin of Jawi Wereda, Hawi Zone of Amhara Regional State.

  • Ethiopia's farmland in high demand
    • Washington Post
    • 22 Oct 2009

    Officials in Ethiopia hope that the investment can help improve agriculture, replacing ox-and-plough with tractors, but some are concerned about whether the deals benefit the lessors.

  • Razzia sur les terres agricoles
    • Les Echos
    • 19 Oct 2009

    « On présente ces contrats comme “ gagnant-gagnant ”, mais c'est de la foutaise ! », s'agace Michel Merlet, directeur de l'ONG Agter.

  • Egyptian companies seek African land deals: Abaza
    • Reuters
    • 16 Oct 2009

    Farmland deals in Africa inked by private Egyptian firms, commonly called "land grabs," could help the import-dependent nation get access to grain when markets spike, Egypt's agriculture minister Amin Abaza said. "This is going to be a private initiative."

  • As US and other wealthy nations slash aid, UN warns of “silent tsunami of hunger” in global food crisis
    • Democracy Now!
    • 14 Oct 2009

    Devinder Sharma talks about landgrabbing in the context of the world food crisis on "Democracy Now!"

  • Sheik’s new agro firm shells out $80m
    • Addis Fortune
    • 12 Oct 2009

    Al Amoudi has a new company whose purpose is to grow food in Ethiopia for Saudi Arabia.

  • Egypt's Citadel to invest $200-$400 mln in 2010
    • Reuters
    • 29 Sep 2009

    Citadel, which also announced on Tuesday that it was investing in 500,000 feddans (210,000 hectares) of farmland in Sudan, is also looking to potential investments elsewhere in Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia.

  • The constant gardener
    • Times of India
    • 26 Sep 2009

    He owns land eight times the size of Mumbai, most of it in distant Ethiopia. His company, Karuturi Global, figures among the top 25 agri transnational corporations. But he wants more -- to break into the top 10 and rub shoulders with the likes of ConAgro and Cargill.

  • The new landlords
    • Times of India
    • 26 Sep 2009

    Ramakrishna Karuturi does not feature on any international power list. Perhaps he should.

  • Food pirates are expanding their tentacles, Pakistan an easy target
    • Ground Reality
    • 24 Sep 2009

    The 'Food Pirates' are fast expanding their network, their reach and their control over land. And it is happening fast in our own neighbourhood, writes Devinder Sharma.

  • Land grabs - Another scramble for Africa
    • Fahamu
    • 17 Sep 2009

    Civil society, including African farmers unions, need to educate local people that such land deals are not in their interests, however couched in 'win-win' terminology they appear to be.

  • Ethiopia’s gives away 2.7 million hectars of land
    • EthioPlanet
    • 15 Sep 2009

    Ethiopia’s government ruling tribal junta has defended its plan to offer 2.7 million hectares of farmland to foreign companies despite millions of citizens who need food aid from the international community.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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