Growing Africa's land

"Africa will be more food insecure if these investments go to other parts of the world and Africa has to turn to those places to buy food," according to Dr Ousmane Badiane of IFPRI

Achat de terres agricoles en Afrique : une nouvelle colonisation ?

Emission de RFI avec Ibrahima Coulibaly, président de la Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali et membre du comité de coordination internationale de La Via Campesina, Ousmane Badiane, directeur pour l’Afrique à IFPRI et Mathieu Boche, doctorant au CIRAD, spécialisé sur les questions de propriété foncière.

Land deals of wealthy nations

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Meinzen-Dick, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, about the downside of land deals between countries.

FAO and World Bank back food pirates

And now the bad news. FAO has taken a U-turn in its clear position on the race by food-importing countries and private companies to buy land overseas for domestic food and agriculture needs.

CGIAR joins global farmland grab

An internal document recently posted on IRRI's website reveals that the Institute has been advising Saudi Arabia in the context of its strategy to acquire farm land overseas for its own food production.