Based on new research in four African countries, Professor Ian Scoones says far from being on a land-grabbing spree in Africa, Chinese immigrant farmers and the deployment of Chinese agricultural technology and training programmes are having a positive impact.
Companies co-founded and run by Phil Edmonds, founder of leading African farmland investor Agriterra, paid “bribes” to African officials and have bought assets owned by secretive offshore structures, a campaign group has claimed.
Special issue of World Development suggests a key feature of Brazilian and Chinese engagements in African agriculture is the role of state–business relations in shaping and steering development, suggesting new forms of developmentalism.
Peasants from more than 19 districts affected by the ProSavana programme and other organisations reiterate their rejection of the ProSavana programme, as it has been advancing against their expressed will for the last four years.
El 'land grabbing' atrajo a inversores y especuladores para producir materias como biocombustibles y comida. Hoy en día Emiratos Árabes Unidos se sitúa a la cabeza de este tipo de transacciones, pues realiza el 12% de las adquisiciones y 'leasing' de tierras en el mundo.