Qatar firm defends WA farm investment

Hassad Australia chief executive Tom McKeon said the company employed people from local communities, supported local businesses and paid tax. The company owns 11 farms over 250,000ha in Australia, including three in WA.

Land grab in Africa is not a good development: Radio report

Private corporations from Asian and Middle Easter countries are facing Africa’s virgin lands to secure their population’s food needs. Ethiopia is in the forefront of African states offering fertile land for long-term lease to these corporations and states. This