Foreign direct investment: A disaster

The Tanzania government has been advised to draft laws to curb acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of the country’s fertile agricultural land as foreign direct investment would be a disaster in years to come.

Menos tierra, más hambre

En los últimos años, la oleada creciente de privatizaciones de tierras en África (su compra por parte de gobiernos extranjeros, multinacionales agroalimentarias o fondos de inversión) ha hecho aún más vulnerable su precario sistema agrícola y alimentario.

Emerging issues in agricultural investments

Within agriculture, conflicts revolve around land and water sources ownership and use. The case of Karatu Kiru valley sugarcane farming where one of the investors was killed by local community on May 31, 2011 serves as an illustration

Green revolution or Green plunder?

While Serengeti Advisers and their partners as well as the Tanzanian government thought theirs was a move to attract Foreign Direct Investment in commercial farming, to critics the deal is another land grabbing done by the pimps of globalization.

Govt quizzed over controversial land deal with US firm

Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives shadow minister Meshack Opurukwa has questioned a contract between the government of Tanzania and a US-based firm – Agrisol Energy – in which the latter is to acquire huge chunks of land in Rukwa region to produce food crops.

Kilimo Kwanza: Knowledge among grassroots communities still scant

Chunks of land that are being targeted for Kilimo Kwanza belong to rural-based small producers who are likely to lose it to large-scale investors as pillar number five of the programme advocates for amendments of the Village Land Act No. 5 of 1999 to facilitate acquisition of land for large scale investment.