BBC Radio 4: Food fights

Bill Law investigates the causes and consequences of the great global land grab. Tonight, episode one in Kenya.

Taking land from African farmers unfair

After signing a 25-year lease from Kenya's Lands Ministry in Nairobi, Burgess made auxiliary payments to various groups to ensure that the plan could continue unhindered. Unfortunately, the people of the Luo tribe and members of other tribes in similar situations are unhappy.

Land rush in Africa

Agribusiness and global investors are scooping up farmland. Are corporate farmers the new colonialists? asks BusinessWeek