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  • Zimbabwe farmers a boon for Nigerian agriculture
    • Reuters
    • 19 Nov 2009

    Farmers from South Korea, Kuwait and the United States have also arrived in Kwara state, some 400 km northwest of Lagos, which is keen to attract more investors and help Nigeria end its import reliance.

  • Nigeria: Anambra Signs MOU On Rice Production with VAADC
    • Vanguard
    • 25 Sep 2009

    In a bid to boost rice production, the government of Anambra is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Africa Agricultural Development Company (VAADC) to begin mechanised production of rice.

  • Existing laws seen adequate to prevent foreign exploitation
    • Bangkok Post
    • 13 Jul 2009

    Nigeria allows foreigners -- like Thailand's Riceland International Co -- to lease land for growing rice and to run rice-related businesses including milling and processing.

  • Monopoly rural
    • Espai critic i de reflexió
    • 06 Jul 2009

    De Schutter y la FAO son, a mi juicio, muy confiados, porque entienden que una regulación ética “podría ser positiva, después de muchos años en los que ha habido falta de interés en el mundo por invertir en la agricultura”.

  • The coming of foreign farm investors…what lessons for Nigeria ?
    • Business Day
    • 08 Jun 2009

    It is not clear whether a strategy is in place to ensure that part of the food produced by the rich food importers farms will be sold locally.

  • Egypt to start wheat farms in northern Uganda
    • The New Vision
    • 19 May 2009

    The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation is planning to set up model farms in Uganda. So far, one site of 200 hectares suitable for wheat growing has already been identified at Labora, Koro sub-county in Gulu district.

  • Africa beckons for rice firms
    • Bangkok Post
    • 16 Apr 2009

    The region continues to have great market potential as a number of Thai rice companies have offices there and some have been approached by local governments to invest there in milling, processing and even growing rice.

  • UN official calls for regulating farmland purchases
    • The National
    • 08 Apr 2009

    The UN’s food security expert, Olivier de Schutter, has called for a “code of conduct” to regulate the purchase of swathes of farmland across Africa, Asia and Latin America by Gulf states and private companies pursuing agribusiness.

  • Thais eye Nigerian rice plantations
    • The Nation
    • 01 Apr 2009

    Capital Rice and Asia Golden Rice, both in Thailand, recently formed a business alliance with the Stallion Group, Nigeria's largest conglomerate, to supply rice to this major African market. The next step is to export rice-planting know-how and invest in Nigerian farmland.

  • In the interest of Nigeria's agriculture
    • Guardian
    • 24 Mar 2009

    With Gulf countries and businesses demonstrating a newfound disposition for direct farm investment to cater for their local agro commodity needs, Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as a source of growing and/or producing their imported food. Nigeria’s position in the matrix cannot be overemphasized.

  • Jusqu'où ira la razzia sur les terres agricoles des pays pauvres ?
    • Inter Press Service
    • 01 Mar 2009

    La FAO s’apprête à sortir ces jours-ci un mode d’emploi sur la bonne gouvernance foncière. Histoire que le nouveau droit foncier de Madagascar ne soit pas défini par Daewoo Logistics. Et que les petits paysans du Sud participent enfin au débat

  • Middle East agribusiness offers Nigeria $3bn investment yearly
    • The Punch
    • 24 Feb 2009

    Agribusiness in the Middle East countries hold out investment opportunities worth $3bn for Nigeria yearly.

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