With a massive Chinese rice plantation project floundering, the Tsakane farmers of Xai-Xai offer a vivid demonstration that perhaps the best way to grow more food is to give poor food producers more land.
International groups submitted to the United Nations (UN) officials the results of an independent international fact-finding mission in Cambodia that found local and national authorities are facilitating the land grabbing of a Chinese company in Preah Vihear province.
Shanghai-based conglomerate Pengxin redirected the $US400 million it was prepared to pay for Australia's largest private land holding, S. Kidman & Co, into investments in Brazil after it was snubbed by then treasurer Scott Morrison in 2016.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss investment climate of Uzbekistan and possible cooperation in livestock farming and growing cereal crops. The Chinese side also expressed interest in the newly created FEZ “Bukhoro-agro”.
At a meeting between Hainan International Group and Sierra Leone's Minister of Agriculture, Joseph Ndanema, Hainan International agreed to plant 35,000 hectares of rice out of which the Group will start planting 5,000 hectares for the first phase.
JBA Holdings, a joint venture involving Heilongjiang Agriculture Co. and Joyvio Group, will invest $100 million in a soybean crusher and grain port in Russia, and will lease 100,000 ha to grow wheat, corn and soybeans.