If large-scale land purchases and leases are agreed upon and implemented with due regard to six basic principles, they can play an important role in the development of rural areas, says the German government agency BMZ
German-based Ekosem-Agrar unveiled a E50m bond issue to raise funds for doubling its Russian milking herd, and expanding its 160,000-hectare landbank, extending the wave of investment heading into the country's dairy market.
AGCO Corp. held its first Africa agriculture summit in Berlin on Jan. 23. The tractor company says it will fund the development of Model Farms and Training Centers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, South Africa and Zambia to teach farmers how to use its technology.
On 23 January the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development launched a new position paper on large scale investment in land and its implication on development policies. Objective of the position paper is to reflect the recent dynamics. Currently the paper is available in German only.
Au XVIIIe siècle, la Grande Catherine avait décidé de faire appel à des agriculteurs allemands pour cultiver le sol de la Russie. A un moment, on a dénombré plusieurs milliers de colons. Quelque 250 ans après, l'histoire se répète.
German farmer plans to expand his operation to 250,000 hectares, an area the size of the state of Saarland, and to float his company on the stock market in Germany, where he pays a portion of his taxes.