"Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood
Dominion Farms will start planting rice in December 2012 on its 30,000 ha rice farm in Taraba and has trained 50 commercial farmers in Kenya who will soon start their own commercial rice operations in Nigeria.
We are interested in the opportunity of farming in Nigeria and we are happy that the government is facilitating that process," says Hassad Food Operations and Asset Management executive director Andrew Goodman.
World Bank officials say they will further support the county in the development of staple crop processing zones, while a US company indicates interest in 25,000 ha rice project in Rima irrigation scheme, Sokoto.
Lawyers Unite Against Corruption in Nigeria demands probe into the planned N70billion deal on rice production and processing between the governor Abdulfatah Ahmed-led administration of Kwara State and Vasolar Consortium Company of Spain.