Sucked dry

Companies from countries across the world have acquired fertile Nile-irrigated land for growing food crops, non-food agricultural commodities such as alfalfa, flowers, tobacco, and biofuels, rearing livestock and logging trees.

State land grabs fuel Sudan’s crisis

About 500 farmers were left landless when the Sudanese government grabbed it to establish the Habilla Agricultural Project, ignoring their inheritance rights and claiming they had not paid their ‘ownership renewal fee’.