UAE

Firm to invest $100m in rice farming

A Rice Farm Consortium from Dubai investing in a 7,500 hectares of rice farm in Saminaka, Borgu local government area of Niger State will spend $100million and employ 4,000 youths in the state.

Land Inc.

Land Inc. is a journey across Brazil, Dubai, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar the Philippines and Ukraine to document what some define as a form of neocolonialism, and others as a chance for development: land grabbing

Una mostra sul «land grabbing», ultima versione del neocolonialismo

Il land grabbing si presenta insomma come un’ultima versione del neocolonialismo, che priva della loro terra i pastori e i piccoli coltivatori locali, l’accaparramento dell’acqua e la perdita della biodiversità. La ricerca si è concentrata sull’Etiopia, l’Arabia Saudita e gli Emirati Arabi: la fotografia è accompagnata da ampi testi esplicativi

Dubai: food prices and fluctuations

Gulf countries have accumulated a lot of bad press, while having no commercial or strategic benefits from overseas farming intiatives, says Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.