IRRI

La riziculture pourrait connaitre un boom en Afrique

"Il se pourrait que d'ici 25 ans l'Inde ou la Chine tirent des ressources significatives de leurs implantations en Afrique subsaharienne", prévoit Robert Zeigler, directeur général de l'Institut international de recherche sur le riz (IRRI).

Bangladesh seeks African land

Companies in Bangladesh are planning to lease thousands of hectares of land for agriculture in some African countries. Robert Ziegler, the Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, believes that Bangladesh's food strategy will become more widespread.

Is there such a thing as agro-imperialism?

There’s a whole school of economic thought that says that Collier is wrong, that big is not necessarily better in agriculture — and that the land deals therefore might be unwise not because they’re wrong but because they’re unprofitable.

Saudi threat to India's basmati

"The real worry is that IRRI may help Saudi Arabia produce aromatic rice varieties in Pakistan where these countries have bought large tracts of lands," food policy commentator Devinder Sharma said. "India and Pakistan are already bitter rivals in the Basmati export segment."

La course aux terres ne faiblit pas

Il est difficile de cerner l’ampleur réelle du phénomène récent d’appropriation de terrains cultivables dans les pays du Sud. Mais des études font fortement douter du bénéfice que ceux-ci pourraient en tirer.