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.
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
Video: Mr. Meles Zenawi, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, discusses his government’s land grab policy, where the federal government has taken over millions of hectares of farmland from the States of Benishangul, Gambela and Oromia to distribute it to the so-called investors.