Obasanjo challenges African leaders on food production
    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, speaking at the signing of an agreement between the Federal government, Tabara and Dominion Farms of the US, has challenged African leaders to find a lasting solution to food shortages in Africa
    • NAN
    • 18 Feb 2012
    Battle over the Yala Swamp: Multimillion investment turns out to be a case of a deal gone sour
    The Dominion Farms at Yala Swamp, Kenya has seen the local community turn against what they initially welcomed with open hands.
    • Reject
    • 10 Nov 2011
    US company looking to farm rice in Nigeria and Tanzania left trail of devastation in Kenya
    The people living on the lands now being targeted by US-owned Dominion Farms can learn a lot from the film Good Fortune, which provides a behind-the-scenes account of the struggle of a local community in Kenya to defend their lands from this company.
    • GRAIN
    • 07 Sep 2011
    Kenya: Dominion Farms chief fears for his life
    Calvin Burgess recorded statement to police over threats on his life after he was chased by angry villagers who were protesting eviction from their farms which the company insists belongs to them.
    • Nairobi Star
    • 30 Aug 2011
    US firm acquires 30,000 hectares in Taraba
    A US firm, Dominion Farms, has acquired 30,000 hectares of swampy land in Gassol Local Government of Taraba State in Nigeria for commercial rice farming.
    • The Nation
    • 22 Aug 2011
    Obasanjo leads prospective American investors to Taraba
    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has led a Kenya-based American investor to inspect about 30,000 hectares of marshy land in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State for possible commercial rice cultivation
    • Vanguard
    • 21 Aug 2011
    Dominion Farms and food security in Kenya
    Most of the current and past conflicts over Dominion Farms’ development of the Yala swamp can be traced back to three structural problems: poor communication, cultural and social misunderstanding and political involvement.
    • State of Affairs
    • 10 Jun 2011
    Dom Farms
    Video about the US agribusiness Dominion Farms in Kenya.
    • YouTube
    • 31 Mar 2011
    Film: Good Fortune
    A behind-the-scenes account of the struggle of a local community in Kenya to protect their livelihoods, as US-owned Dominion Farms takes their lands.
    • Transient Pictures
    • 13 Jul 2010
    Africa: What will continent export if it leases farmland to Arabs?
    "Investors like Citadel Capital and Goldman Sachs must be stopped from acquiring large tracts of land in Africa because this practice has become a serious threat to the continent's food sovereignty"
    • Business Daily
    • 04 May 2010
    Kolonialismus oder Entwicklungschance: Der Kampf ums Essen
    Der Spiegel video on Dominion Farms in Kenya and a Chinese farm project in Tanzania. Auf Deutsch.
    • Der Spiegel
    • 04 Jan 2010
    Taking land from African farmers unfair
    After signing a 25-year lease from Kenya's Lands Ministry in Nairobi, Burgess made auxiliary payments to various groups to ensure that the plan could continue unhindered. Unfortunately, the people of the Luo tribe and members of other tribes in similar situations are unhappy.
    • Daily Skiff
    • 03 Dec 2009

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