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Farming gamble fails

Ambitions for venture capital in African agriculture – once the Next Big Thing – are foundering, as is the case with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania.

Is rubber the new palm oil?

As the world’s first Sustainable Rubber Platform is launched, Ali Hines of Global Witness asks whether tire companies can make good on their promises.

One giant land grab

Myanmar's new land law amendment has its roots in a British colonial notion of “wasteland” that consciously undermines customary land claims of highland communities to the benefit of foreign investors and tax collectors.