Workers of the troubled Karuturi farms in Kenya went on strike to demand their two months salaries. The incident came two days after four workers tried to commit suicide outside the farm's gates in protest.
A meeting called to address the problems facing Karuturi flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya, was cancelled. The farm directors who had flown in from India kept off the venue of the meeting due to the anger of union officials and the farm workers
An Indian state minister-controlled sugar cooperative will sign an agreement with the government of Mozambique to operate a 17,000 ha farm near the Zambezi River under 49-year lease. The minister is also eyeing an opportunity to run a sugar mill in Kenya.
Can contemporary large-scale land investments play a role in reducing poverty and inequality? If so, what influences the outcomes? A new research project is gathering data on three farming models – contract farming, plantations and commercial farming areas – in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia.