Daewoo

For South Korea, it is 99 years of farming

The South Koreans have indicated that they want to ship their output back home for their own domestic market, which is overdependent on imports. Officials in Antananarivo insist they will be able to keep some of the new supplies within the country. “We’re very excited because we’re frightened by this food crisis,” said Eric Beantanana, a spokesman at the Madagascar Economic Development Board.

Madagascar n'est pas à vendre

The Malagasy people staunchly oppose the grabbing of their lands and call on the Korean government, the leaders of Daewoo Logistics and the Korean people to take their resposibilities so that this project is called off!

Qatar land deal not unique to Kenya

The reported land deal between Kenya and Qatar is not unique. The Philippines Department of Agrarian Reform said in 2007 it was looking at large tracts of land for agribusiness development under a MoU signed with China. The memo calls for the development of land to grow hybrid corn, rice and sorghum.

Affaire Daewoo : l’opposition malgache attaque l’État

Visiblement, le dossier semble encore bien opaque aux yeux de la presse locale et des habitants, qui s’interrogent sur les bénéfices réels d’une telle opération pour leur pays. Confrontés à une médiatisation internationale, le gouvernement et Daewoo seraient-ils en train de revoir leur copie sur les conditions et l’ampleur du contrat ?

La konkista de la tierra

Los defensores del modelo de poner a producir las tierras desde los gobiernos, inversionistas o grandes corporaciones argumentan que se generan puestos de trabajo, que se hace rendir tierras ociosas y que se producen alimentos. Pero en ese análisis falta el principal elemento. La pobreza en el mundo reside en el campo, precisamente por modelos como éste.

Le KMF/CNOE exige la transparence

Le Comité national d'observation des élections a demandé des explications aux autorités malgaches, à propos de l'éventuelle acquisition d'une importante superficie de terrain par les Coréens de Daewoo.