Germany

Land grabbing: The new scramble for Africa

Since the food and financial crisis in 2008, a race for arable land has started worldwide. States, corporations, banks and funds of rich countries buy up large chunks of land to produce agrofuels and grow crops for food - or just to speculate.

Germans buy 3314ha of dairy land

German investors have splashed out more than $100 million in a month buying thousands of hectares of dairying land in the South Island.

The investor takeover of farmland

Investors have found a new target -- farmland in eastern Germany. As a result, the price of agricultural land there has soared by up to 100 percent. Many farmers are concerned about their survival after their current lease agreements run out in two years.