Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Afrique du Sud : mise au point du ministère

À la suite de discussions au Congo avec une délégation des fermiers sud-africains, les parties congolaises et sud-africaines ont convenu d’une déclaration d’intention sur la mise à disposition de terres, la protection des agriculteurs et de leurs affaires, le bénéfice de l’exonération des droits et taxes de douane sur les intrants et les matériels agricoles.

Huge Congo land deal for South Africa's farmers

South African farmers have been offered 10 million hectares of farm land on which to grow maize and soya beans and on which to set up poultry and dairy farms in the Republic of Congo, South Africa’s main farmers union said yesterday.

Le Congo propose 10 millions d'hectares à des fermiers sud-africains

L’accord pourrait être un des plus importants contrats fonciers d’Afrique à ce jour. Dix millions d’hectares de terres agricoles sont proposées par la République du Congo à des agriculteurs sud-africains pour y cultiver du maïs et du soja et y élever de la volaille et des vaches laitières, a annoncé hier Theo De Jager, vice-président d’Agriculture South Africa (AgriSA).

Congo-Brazzaville beckons local farmers

Congo-Brazzaville offers free irrigation land to South African farmers exclusively for 99 years. Six government farms of 135 000ha in the Niarri Valley and another 10?million hectares have also been made available.

Nationalistic capitalism and the food crisis

One would expect China to add food crops, or farm land, into its growing number of arrangements with African nations, which could explain part of China’s support for Robert Mugabe in that potential breadbasket, Zimbabwe (one report states that China has already received rights to farm 250,000 acres, or 1,000 square kilometres, of corn in southern Zimbabwe).

China farms the world to feed a ravenous economy

As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the world for mining and logging concessions. Now it is turning to crops to feed its people and industries. Chinese enterprises are snapping up vast tracts of land abroad and forging contract farming deals.