Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FOEN) has raised the alarm that the incessant land grabbing by multinationals companies would lead to scarcity of agricultural farm products in Edo State.
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.
The African Development Bank is nevertheless accelerating a push for projects such as the failed 80,000 hectare Bukanga Lonzo project in the DRC, for which it provided about $1 million to finance a feasibility study.
“I’ve got strong interest from Canada, the United Kingdom and Dubai and they want to come out now and have a look around," says the owner of the largest semi-contiguous cropping aggregation to be offered in Australia’s history.
A group of Chinese businesspeople under the umbrella of the Jiangsu Huaxi Group consortium plan to invest US$6.2 million in a 2,000 ha grapefruit agricultural project in the central Mozambican province of Manica.