Africa must toughen up trade stance, says UN report

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said that so far trade and investment deals with partners in the south are merely reinforcing a long-standing trend with the north in which African countries export farm produce, minerals, ores, and crude oil, and import manufactured goods.

Wikileaks: Brazil criticizes China over "land grabs" in Africa

"At an UNCTAD meeting on investment in agriculture on February 3, China became the central focus of criticism amid a chorus of concerns about the economic, food security, environmental and social impact of large foreign purchases of agricultural lands in developing countries," reports the US mission to Geneva

Risques sur la sécurité alimentaire, selon la Cnuced

La Conférence des Nations Unies pour le commerce et le développement s'inquiète de "la mainmise" des investisseurs étrangers sur les terres agricoles des pays du Sud et pointe un risque pour la sécurité alimentaire, dans son rapport annuel sur les investissements dans le monde.