The BFB sale has raised concerns that even if local bidders are able to raise the cash required for these deals, they’re not able to compete with the vast resources and track records of international players.
The fight over a vinyard in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains illustrates the risks that Harvard’s endowment once embraced with its unusual strategy of investing directly in massive agriculture projects around the world.
A group of Riverina farmers is demanding answers from the federal government over the sale of BFB, a large diversified agribusiness in Temora, which is being sold by a US private equity investor to a Canadian pension fund.
Villages across Tanzania are using legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab territory.
Officials are tight-lipped about the critical issue of land acquisition in Pakistan by Chinese state-run or private firms for furthering cooperation in agriculture, which was an important feature of the CPEC long-term plan