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Betting the farm

As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.

Cambodia debates merits of land sales

Cambodia has been signing deals with Kuwait and Qatar to help develop its agricultural sector. Cambodian officials, however, refuse to disclose details of the agreements, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Pakistan: The great land grab

THESE days, as we follow the struggle against the Taliban in the northwest, we can be forgiven for missing other important news. For instance, I had filed away a report on plans to lease large chunks of agricultural land in Punjab and Sindh to overseas investors in the back of my mind, planning to write about it later. When I ran a Google search on the subject, however, I realised the enormity of the scam.When I ran a Google search

Grève du sexe, ventes de terres : les conversations de Nairobi

Le débat tourne plutôt sur la question de la vente ou non des terres aux étrangers, et non aux riches nationaux... Et si les écologistes conservateurs multiplient lobbying et pressions pour faire capoter les contrats, il ne s'agit pas pour eux de défendre les intérêts des fermiers.