• Ethiopia: Can foreign-owned farms solve food crisis?
    • IPS
    • 13 Dec 2008

    The Ethiopian government’s ambitious target of harvesting 28 million tonnes of cereals in the first three quarters of the 2007/2008 budget year has failed. Authorities seem determined to change this situation by leasing huge chunks of land to other sovereign states for mechanised farming.

  • Should Africa lease land to foreign firms?
    • BBC
    • 08 Dec 2008

    One-hour audio debate on the BBC

  • Saudi Investor Finalizing Ethiopian Sugar Project, Walta Says
    • New Scientist
    • 04 Dec 2008

    Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi is finalizing plans for a $300 million sugar plantation in northwestern Ethiopia, the Walta Information Center reported.

  • La grande braderie des terres africaines
    • Tribune de Geneve
    • 25 Nov 2008

    La Corée du Sud vient de louer la moitié des terres cultivables de Madagascar. Sur le continent noir, ce type de transaction se multiplie.

  • Rich countries launch great land grab to safeguard food supply
    • The Guardian
    • 22 Nov 2008

    Rich governments and corporations are triggering alarm for the poor as they buy up the rights to millions of hectares of agricultural land in developing countries in an effort to secure their own long-term food supplies.

  • Welcome fades for wealthy nations
    • Financial Times
    • 20 Nov 2008

    The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.

  • Land leased to secure crops for South Korea
    • Financial Times
    • 18 Nov 2008

    Daewoo Logistics of South Korea has secured farmland in Madagascar to grow food crops for Seoul, in a deal that diplomats and consultants said was the largest of its kind.

  • Saudi Arabia Food and Drink Report Q4 2008
    • PR-inside
    • 18 Nov 2008

    Due to the lack of arable land in its home market, Savola must look abroad for agricultural land and has named Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Ukraine as target countries where it plans to buy the land necessary to grow seeds such as sunflower and corn seeds.

  • Foreigners farm for themselves in a hungry Africa
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 28 Sep 2008

    Some of the world's richest nations are coming to grow crops and export the yields, hoping to turn the global epicenter of malnutrition into a breadbasket for themselves.

  • Le "néocolonialisme agraire" gagne du terrain dans le monde
    • Le Monde
    • 23 Sep 2008

    Conséquence directe de la crise alimentaire mondiale et de la volatilité des cours, les projets d'achat ou de location de terres agricoles à grande échelle, parfois sur des centaines de milliers d'hectares, se multiplient.

  • Saudi Arabia joins in the Ethiopian land grab
    • Ethiopian Review
    • 07 Aug 2008

    Saudi Arabia, which is making efforts to provide food security for its nationals, can look up to Ethiopia where huge tracts of unutilized agricultural land are available for growing cereals, according to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

  • Ethiopia gives Djibouti's Guelleh farmland-officials
    • Reuters
    • 22 Jul 2008

    Land-locked Ethiopia has given Djiboutian President Omar Ismail Guelleh large tracts of land for wheat farming and a lakeside holiday home, officials said on Tuesday.

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