South Africa

SA farmers set sights on Moz

More South African farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home, an official from a mostly white farmers group said

Georgia calling on African farmers

The Transvaal Agricultural Union believes as many as a thousand skilled South African farmers could go to plough their own furrow in Georgia where the government is offering them 80,000 ha

Agri-Vie, with Herman Marais

Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments - including farmland - in subSaharan Africa, closed its first fund with participation from Kellogg Foundation, NorFund, IFC and AfDB.

Boer farmers head for new home in Georgia

In what would be an extraordinary migration, the Georgian government has invited South Africa's farmers to buy up land in the country for next to nothing in exchange for bringing their expertise and knowledge of modern farming methods.

Stanbic funds agric in Africa

Standard Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment to finance agriculture in Africa over a long term because Africa has vast stretch of arable lands. Additionally, the bank intends to improve food security and eliminate hunger in the world.

African farms lure overseas investment

45 new private equity funds are planning to invest US$2 billion in African agriculture in the next 3-5 years, according to participants at the Africainvestor Agribusiness Project Summit taking place in Durban

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