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  • Karuturi: Why the hype?
    • Rural Modernity
    • 07 Apr 2012

    How corporate transparency encourages secrecy - the counterproductive role of many NGO's.

  • Beyond the rosy picture
    • Business Today
    • 28 Mar 2012

    Largest cut flower exporter Karuturi Global ventures into food business

  • Karuturi may rope in sugar major for African project
    • Business Standard
    • 26 Mar 2012

    Company looks to tide over land-grabbing allegations, devastating flood for its $300mn project in Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopia announces the opening of a new honorary consulate in Bangalore
    • Business Wire
    • 29 Feb 2012

    "Galaxy of diplomats" in attendance for the inauguration of Mr Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, Managing Director of Karuturi Global Ltd, as an Honorary Consul of Ethiopia in Bangalore.

  • In pictures: Land leasing or land grabbing?
    • BBC
    • 24 Feb 2012

    “I wouldn’t define it as land grabbing. We exploit the economic opportunities which came about after the food price shock of 2007,” says Birinder Singh, the manager of Karuturi Agro Products. BBC slideshow.

  • Ethiopia: Land grabs are fueling violence in Gambela
    • ASO
    • 22 Feb 2012

    The growing insecurity and violence in Gambela, seen in the recent loss of human lives and attacks on government institutions, should be seen as a clear warning to investors about the dangers involved in large scale agricultural investments, says the Anywaa Survival Organisation.

  • Controversial Karuturi to go public, here
    • Addis Fortune
    • 30 Jan 2012

    Karuturi Agro Products Plc, part of holding company Karuturi Glolabal Ltd, is planning to go public, floating 200,000 shares worth 1,000 Br each to Ethiopian investors, once it gets the nod from its board of directors.

  • Gambella snapshot video: US aid to Ethiopia supports forced relocations for land grabs
    • Oakland Institute
    • 27 Jan 2012

    Ethiopia is forcibly relocating 70,000 people from Gambella to make fertile land available for foreign investment in agriculture--aggravating current hunger while laying the groundwork for future famine in Ethiopia

  • Human Rights Watch flags Indian agri-company Karuturi’s Ethiopia operations
    • Livemint
    • 20 Jan 2012

    “There is no villagization programme,” Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, founder of Karuturi Global, told Mint via telephone. “This is a completely jaundiced western vision. They assume anything in Africa has to be done by the whites and the Chinese and Indians should have businesses only in their own countries.”

  • Ethiopie : Le début des ennuis pour Karuturi
    • Africa Intelligence
    • 14 Jan 2012

    Le ministère éthiopien de l'agriculture s'oppose à ce que la compagnie Karuturi installe des milliers de fermiers indiens sur les terres qu'elle loue dans la région de Gambela.

  • Karuturi’s woes have begun
    • Indian Ocean Newsletter
    • 13 Jan 2012

    The Ethiopian ministry of agriculture is against the firm Karuturi’s plan to install thousands of Indian farmers in land it has leased in the Gambela region.

  • Choc de cultures en Ethiopie
    • Le Monde
    • 05 Jan 2012

    Gilles van Kote, envoyé spécial du Monde, et Jiro Ose, photographe japonais basé à Addis-Abeba, se sont rendus dans la région de Gambela, à la pointe occidentale de l'Ethiopie, pour enquêter sur le phénomène de location de terres.

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