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West Africa’s agriculture land grab

New study by SNV and the Royal Tropical Institute looks at rising farmland acquisitions by domestic agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

Egypt: Southern farming

The wheat farms in Sudan & Uganda are not Egypt’s first foray into overseas farming — the government operates a corn farm in Zambia, a rice farm in Niger, a vegetable farm in Tanzania and plans 14 more farms across Africa — but they are significant because they are among the first efforts to address wheat scarcity after the instability of 2008.