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African agricultural finance under the spotlight

African governments need to raise their level of accountability and ensure that they improve and protect their own food security through quid pro quo side-agreements negotiated when they lease or sell their arable land to foreign interests, says Keith Mullin of Thompson Reuters

L’Afrique, une terre à louer

L’ennui, reconnaît la Banque mondiale, c’est que ces investissements, loin d’être une aubaine pour le continent noir, finissent par nuire à des populations déjà pauvres et à des économies précaires.

The ethics of foreign investment

To speak only of the ‘threats and potential opportunities’ that these investments highlight leaves underexposed the grave risks to human rights that they pose, writes Dr. Margot Salomon, from the London School of Economics

La Banca e la terra

La Banca mondiale è «un anomale complesso», conclude de Schutter, e da un lato incoraggia i grandi acquisti di terra - dall'altro commissiona studi che ne dimostrano gli effetti negativi.

Bird alerta para "tomada" internacional de terras

Investidores em terras agrícolas estão visando países com leis frágeis, comprando terra arável por uma ninharia e deixando de cumprir promessas de geração de empregos e investimentos, de acordo com a minuta de um relatório do Banco Mundial (Bird).

World Bank land grab report under fire

The report is due for publication next month, but leaks are already getting out, and causing a stir among Brussels’ huge development activist community.