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China brings 80 investors to Tanzania

An 80-member business delegation from China's Shandong Province will arrive in Tanzania to look on how to scale up agriculture export and import trading in the area of agriculture equipment and products.They will exchange views on motor vehicle- new and used, aquatic products, marine culture industry, fishery, as well as livestock industry.

The man who's burning the Amazon

Blackstone, owned by a top US Republican party donor, has launched two funds dedicated to buying farmland in Brazil that work with Brazilian companies to get around laws restricting direct foreign ownership.

Mega-plantations in Southeast Asia: Landscapes of displacement

This article reviews a wide body of literature on the emergence and expansion of agro-industrial, monoculture plantations across Southeast Asia through the lens of mega projects. While they have been contested by customary land users, smallholders, civil society organizations, and even government regulators, their displacement and transformation of Southeast Asia’s rural landscapes will likely endure for quite some time.

The great land robbery

The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms. A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.

Le Brésil, géant agricole pas vraiment vert

L’augmentation croissante des exportations agricoles du Brésil suscite des craintes d’une nouvelle avancée de la frontière agricole brésilienne, au détriment de la forêt amazonienne, « poumon de la planète », et d’autres écosystèmes menacés.

Failed commercial farms

Birhanu Fikade of "The Reporter" sat down with Atkyelesh G.M. Persson (PhD) to learn about her findings on large scale FDI that failed to deliver the desired results in Ethiopia