Uganda

Govt to limit land for foreigners

Foreign investors should not be allocated huge chunks of land especially that which measures in square kilometres because such land should principally be owned by Ugandans, President Museveni has directed.

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.

'Global land grab' causing alarm among NGOs

The global food and financial crises have combined to create a new form of colonialism in which countries short of resources and corporations desperate for profits are buying up arable land in emerging nations, NGOs say. The non-governmental organisations have expressed concern at this "global land grab," which they say is threatening the survival of rural livelihoods in some parts of the world.

Ces Etats qui accaparent les terres agricoles en Afrique

Autre problème posé par l’exploitation des terres agricoles en Afrique par d’autres pays et par les multinationales étrangères : le droit à la propriété foncière. Dans plusieurs pays du continent, les législations autour de ce droit sont floues.

Welcome fades for wealthy nations

The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.

Details emerge on Egypt land claim

President Yoweri Museveni initiated talks with Egyptian officials over the possibility of growing wheat and corn for the north African state in Uganda but no firm offer of land was made, Egypt and State House sources have separately said.

Egypt claims 2.2% of Uganda land

The Uganda government had allocated to Egypt two million acres of land to grow wheat and corn this year, Egypt`s minister of Agriculture revealed. He asserted that the land was in a number of places. Two million acres is equivalent to 2.2% of Uganda`s total area.