14 Aug 2013 Business Standard
Karuturi Global promoters increase pledge as problems continue
The promoters of Karuturi Global have been forced to increase their pledge towards the lenders by as much as 58% even as the company is trying to stabilise their operations in Ethiopia
13 Aug 2013 Economic Times
Sugar barons turn to Africa for growth opportunities
"Africa is the next destination for the world sugar industry due to huge land available in that continent," said Abinash Verma, director-general of the Indian Sugar Mills Association.
10 Aug 2013 BBC
How Indian flower power is changing Ethiopian lives
India and China are pushing heavily to open new markets in Africa but how do the local people feel about the results? BBC News video report.
08 Aug 2013 KTN
Karuturi flower farm workers go on strike
Business came to a halt at the expansive Karuturi flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya, after its over 3,000 workers downed tools demanding their July salaries.
07 Aug 2013 Hindustan Times
Sugar co-op to run farmland in Mozambique
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.
04 Aug 2013 BBC
Indian rose growers raise scent of division in Ethiopia
Slideshow about controversies around Karuturi's flower farm operations in Ethiopia
02 Aug 2013 Pambazuka
L’accaparement des terre et de la souveraineté par les Brics
L'accaparement des terres comme une forme de néo-colonialisme n'est pas une question de noms et d’origines, mais simplement une question liée à l'expansion mondiale du système capitaliste.
21 Jul 2013 Guyana Chronicle
Guyana a potential, new agricultural investment hotspot for Middle East investors
The Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group of India has signed an MoU with the Government of Guyana for 65,000 ha in the Canje Basin, to be used for agriculture-related projects.
15 Jul 2013 The Hindu
Exim bank wary of lending as Indian land deals in Africa falter
Indian companies have attracted global controversy for a spate of large land deals across Africa, yet the Indian Export and Import (Exim) Bank has largely steered clear of directly financing land deals.
29 Jun 2013 PANA
Indian businessmen to invest in rice production in Mali
To actualize the terms of an agreement signed in January 2010 between the Malian government and the Indian firm, Angelique International, Indian businessmen are set to begin wok on rice farms in parts of northern Mali
24 Jun 2013 SOLIDARITÉ
INDE: Accaparement et résistance non-violente - Rencontre à l'OCDE avec Sandeep K. Pattnaik porte parole du PPSS - Invitation conférence de presse
Dans l'État d'Odisha, Inde, la société sud-coréenne POSCO accélère la réquisition des terres agricoles et forestières dans les villages de Govindapur et Dhinkia, alors que le National Green Tribunal indien a retiré son aval pour le projet (complexe sidérurgique et port maritime). A l'international, une plainte a été déposée à l'OCDE - Watch, qui mène son enquête sur la violation des Droits de l'Homme.
10 Jun 2013 Bloomberg
Qatar to invest $500 million in India after Bush acquisition
Hassad Food Co., the agricultural investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, plans to invest $500 million in India after buying Bush Foods Overseas Ltd.


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