La société civile nigériane estime que « les gouvernements nigérian et africains doivent impérativement protéger leurs populations contre les accaparements de terres qui menacent aussi bien leur survie que leur accès aux ressources naturelles ».
As the world celebrates the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations today, conservationists have warned transnational companies from Europe, America and Asia against scramble for land in Nigeria and Africa for industrial agro-business.
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) on Friday established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) of South Africa to co-invest $200 million in agriculture development projects.
Capt. Hosa Okunbo and his technical and financial partners from the San Carlos Group in Mexico say that the farm has already taken off with an initial $11 million investment on a 20-hectare green house vegetables farm.
Brazilian businessman Gerson Zilio of Bigtee Commercial Investment Ltd and Tec Agro Brasil said the choice of Ogun State was based on the fertile land, which contains the lime needed for cultivation of sugar cane to produce sugar and ethanol.