• Kwale Sugar seeks Sh200m to fund outgrower venture
    • Business Daily
    • 24 Mar 2013

    The leading sugar miller in Mauritius, Omnicane, has a 25 per cent share in the company and recently said there were plans of raising the stake to 50 per cent when the factory is commissioned.

  • Whose land is it anyway?
    • FSRN
    • 01 Jan 2013

    Land across great swathes of the developing world has become a prime target for foreign investors. Free Speech Radio News explores the issue by looking at what’s happening in Kenya.

  • Karuturi flower farm workers down their tools
    • The Star
    • 05 Dec 2012

    As losses from Karuturi's Ethiopian farm operations mount, over 3,000 workers from the company's flower farm in Kenya down their tools to protest non-payment of their salaries and poor working conditions.

  • Venda de terras em larga escala pode agravar insegurança alimentar, alerta organização
    • IHU
    • 17 Oct 2012

    A venda de terras de comunidades tradicionais em larga escala pode agravar a insegurança alimentar, principalmente com a concentração da posse por grupos estrangeiros.

  • Africa’s land-grab disaster in waiting
    • The Star
    • 12 Sep 2012

    Investments in industrial scale agriculture must balanced by equitable flow of benefits to smallholder farmers

  • Africa Food Security Conference
    • AFSC
    • 29 Aug 2012

    1st Annual Africa Food Security Conference - AFSC 2012 is a regionally focused forum that aims to bring the interrelated parties together for discussions that will refocus food security issues in Africa in alignment with the continent’s requirement.

  • US firm plans $60m investment in agric. sector
    • Vanguard
    • 24 Jul 2012

    Dominion Farms will start planting rice in December 2012 on its 30,000 ha rice farm in Taraba and has trained 50 commercial farmers in Kenya who will soon start their own commercial rice operations in Nigeria.

  • Kenya: Blind development
    • Slow Food
    • 18 Jul 2012

    Indigenous communities are under threat from a recent spurt of investors and multinational companies interested in putting their money into Kenyan oil, mining, wind farms and agribusiness projects.

  • How African politicians gave away $100bn of land
    • The Africa Report
    • 02 Jul 2012

    With minimal consultation, governments and local authorities are signing away huge tracts of land for lease on the cheap. Now communities are raising their voices in opposition to these projects that bring little local development.

  • Squeezing Africa dry: behind every land grab is a water grab
    • GRAIN
    • 11 Jun 2012

    GRAIN looks behind the current scramble for land in Africa to reveal a global struggle for what is increasingly seen as a commodity more precious than gold or oil - water.

  • Indian farmer’s African safari
    • Business World
    • 02 Jun 2012

    Karuturi, which has 300,000 ha in Ethiopia, is now targeting the DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

  • Beyond the rosy picture
    • Business Today
    • 28 Mar 2012

    Largest cut flower exporter Karuturi Global ventures into food business

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