Uganda

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.

Egypt to buy Kazakh wheat, grow grain in Uganda

Egypt has agreed to buy a million tonnes of wheat from Kazakhstan to meet local market needs, and Uganda has allocated farmland for the Arab country to grow wheat and corn, Egyptian state-owned media said on Saturday.

Chinese workers seek fortunes in Africa

Liu Jianjun, a former Chinese government official who runs the Baoding-Africa business council, has contracts to farm 10,000 acres in Uganda, to build a cornflour processing factory in Kenya and for a farm project in the Ivory Coast.

China's long march to Africa

“There’s no harm in allowing [Chinese] farmers to leave the country to become farm owners [in Africa],” the head of China’s Export-Import Bank, Li Ruogu, says.