• Interview: Ethiopia sets aside land for foreign investors
    • Reuters
    • 29 Jul 2009

    "The government has verified and delineated 1.6 million hectares of virgin land suitable for large-scale commercial farming in different parts of the country," Esayas Kebede, Director of the recently formed Agricultural Investment Support told Reuters.

  • Investors see growing fields of opportunity across Africa
    • NZ Herald
    • 23 Jul 2009

    The Confederation of Indian Industry disagrees with critics of India's foreign landgrabbing for agriculural production

  • Saudi firm to invest $3 bln in Turkey farms
    • Reuters
    • 10 Jul 2009

    Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said.

  • India joins 'neocolonial' rush for Africa's land and labour
    • The Telegraph
    • 28 Jun 2009

    India, once the colonial jewel of Britain's empire, has been accused of 'neo-colonialism' in Africa where its business people have joined a race with China, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to buy up agricultural estates and take advantage of cheap labour.

  • Food pirates: Indian firms buying farm land in Africa
    • Ground Reality
    • 26 Jun 2009

    I wonder why the people (and more importantly the political leaders and elite) of the African and Latin American countries are not opposing and driving these companies out from within their national borders. The reason is simple. The rich and elite of every country is the real beneficiary of the process of globalisation.

  • India cultivates Africa
    • Mail Today
    • 25 Jun 2009

    Indian firms have signed land deals in Ethiopia, Kenya and Madagascar to produce a range of food crops for export to India.

  • India outsources agriculture
    • Down to Earth
    • 17 Jun 2009

    Codes of conduct don’t work, said Devinder Sharma of Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security, Delhi. “It is unethical to grab land in other countries; it will lead to food crisis as investor countries will grow food for profit.”

  • The food crisis continues - in the form of a global scramble for lucrative farmlands
    • CounterCurrents
    • 17 Jun 2009

    It's a tsunami of land deals and, as all of the experts who have studied the phenomenon have agreed, no nation is truly prepared for its implications.

  • Topraktan 20 milyar dolar çıkacak
    • CBNC-e
    • 10 Jun 2009

    Suudi tarım şirketi Planet Food World, Türkiye'de 20 milyar dolar yatırımla 5 yılda 20 bin modüler organik çiftlik kuracak.

  • Inside the barley republic
    • Ethiomedia
    • 08 Jun 2009

    What we are witnessing in countries like Ethiopia today is an extreme form of the banana republic syndrome.

  • Indian Company launches agro-investment project in Gambella
    • Ethiopian News Agency
    • 08 Jun 2009

    A multi-million birr investment project by Karuturi Global Limited, an Indian company in Etang Special Woreda of Gambella State was launched on Saturday.

  • Is offshore farming a good thing for Africa?
    • Seattle Times
    • 01 Jun 2009

    Abdullah Alireza, the Saudi minister of Commerce and Industry, talked about farming abroad in a recent visit to Seattle, where he addressed a private gathering of local business people.

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