O consórcio líbio-moçambicano Lap/Ubuntu vai iniciar o projecto denominado Bela Vista Rice, destinado à produção mecanizada e processamento integrado de arroz no distrito de Matutuíne, província de Maputo, informou o jornal Notícias, de Maputo.
Libya Africa Investment Portfolio and the Mozambican company Ubuntu SA are launching a $30 million rice project that will cover 20,000 ha near to Bela Vista, capital of Mozambique's southernmost district of Matutuine.
Plusieurs autorités du public et du privé se sont réunies le 13 août pour une séance de concertation concernant le projet du gouvernement mauricien de sous-louer des terres au Mozambique aux investisseurs intéressés. Des terres que Maurice loue à bail.
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.
Yes Bank expects a $150 million Tanzanian rice and wheat project to reach full production by 2011, the first of several large African farms it is funding. "We are looking at a more inclusive model wherein the local farmers can be organised into a producers company, and they would be the suppliers to the processing facility. It's predominantly not to acquire huge tracts of land."