Large scale privatization of state-owned agricultural lands in Georgia has the potential to trigger violence and social unrest of far graver consequences for investment – foreign and domestic – into the national economy than the notorious moratorium.
The returns on investments in South African farmland consistently outstrip those of local and international equities, bonds and real estate, says Futuregrowth Asset Management, the venture capital arm of Old Mutual.
BRICS states, except Russia, are enhancing and facilitating land grabs abroad in a way that is inconsistent with their proclamations of sustainable development, cooperation solidarity, and respect of national sovereignty.
The proposal to limit foreign farmland ownership in South Africa to a leasehold of a minimum of 30 years is not a sign of antagonism to foreign investment, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
Le développement agricole accru en Zambie compromettra en réalité la sécurité alimentaire du pays, puisque des fermiers continuent d’être chassés de leurs terres coutumières pour ouvrir la voie à l’agro-industrie locale et étrangère à grande échelle.
Increased agricultural development in Zambia will actually compromise the country’s food security as peasant farmers continue to be driven off their customary land to pave the way for large-scale local and foreign agribusiness.