G8/G7

Food crisis prompts land deals to go global

"While participating in farmer meetings in Mali recently, I heard about the so-called land grabs first-hand. Libya will use its wealth of petro-dollars to buy control over 250,000 acres of Mali's best rice producing land."

L'Afrique, dernier Far West

Professeur de géographie politique et du développement à l’université Bordeaux-III et spécialiste des questions foncières en Afrique, Christian Bouquet nous livre sa réflexion sur l’évolution de ce phénomène inquiétant.

L'Afrique n'écoute pas l'Afrique

La récente préoccupation du G8 sur la nécessité d'observer des règles sur les achats de terres en Afrique, est à saluer. Mais force est de constater que cela a été dit et rappelé plusieurs fois par des experts africains et du Nord, ecrit le Directeur général de l'ADRAO

Land scramble by rich 'may lead to conflict'

A scramble by wealthy states to snap up developing world farmland to ensure their own food security -- especially in Africa -- could trigger conflict in poorer countries, World Food Programme deputy executive director Sheila Sisulu said on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Egypt. "I fear... conflict," she said.

Offshore farms for gulf food self-sufficiency hampered by hungry masses

Rothschild has recently formed a co-operation agreement with Rabobank, a leading global food and agricultural bank. The agreement covers co-operation for mergers and acquisitions and the equity capital market across a number of sectors including farm inputs and equipment, farm-based commodities, primary food processing, food processing and beverages.