Ghana

Tema Manhean residents halt edible oil refinery Project

Some natives of Tema Manhean have prevented officials of WILMAR, a Singaporean edible oil refinery company, from developing a piece of land near the naval base which was allegedly sold to the company by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

Tema fishermen halt sale of land

About 200 Ghanian fishermen and fishmongers resisted attempts to clear a fish processing area for the construction of a palm oil processing site by Wilmar Edible Oil Refinery Project (WEORP), a Singaporean firm.

China, Africa forge farming ties

Joint-venture farms that have China's financial and technical support are the future of China-Africa agriculture cooperation says China State Farms Agribusiness Corporation manager.

Wikileaks: Brazil criticizes China over "land grabs" in Africa

"At an UNCTAD meeting on investment in agriculture on February 3, China became the central focus of criticism amid a chorus of concerns about the economic, food security, environmental and social impact of large foreign purchases of agricultural lands in developing countries," reports the US mission to Geneva

Dar won't host major conference

An Afro-Arab agriculture conference on farm investment, which was to take place in Zanzibar, has been cancelled due to the Tanzanian governmnt's 11th hour refusal to host it.