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Congo Brazzaville/South Africa land deal

Peter Ndoro spoke to Dr Yao Graham, coordinator of Third World Network-Africa, a development agency, asking whether these deals really transfer technical expertise to locals.

Should Africa resist 'land grabbing'?

Can these deals benefit Africa? Have you been affected by one of these land deals? Should countries be leasing fertile land to foreign investors? Join a live BBC debate on 21 October 2009.

Rural poor petition Cambodian authorities over land grab

A group of 300 Cambodian people affected by land grabs and evictions - and representing thousands more - gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday to tell the government of their concerns, and to call with a single voice on the government and donor nations to act to protect their land.

Outsourcing agriculture to poor countries

"The big fear I have and which many people have is that these foreign investments shall increase the gap between the happy few large-scale producers who will benefit and the vast majority of small-scale producers who will be further marginalized," says Olivier de Schutter

Sudan beckons for new investors

Of all the places on this planet where you might think of investing, Sudan would surely not normally be at the top of anyone’s list. But that is not the view of Philippe Heilberg of Jarch Capital in New York, who told the BBC that his company was leasing 400,000 hectares in the relatively more stable south part of the country.

À vendre : terres agricoles étrangères à bon marché

Menacés par la crise alimentaire comme par l'épée Damoclès, la Chine, la Corée du Sud et les États du Golfe achètent des terres arables dans les pays pauvres pour subvenir à leurs propres besoins. Devlin Kuyek porte-parole de GRAIN, fait la lumière sur cette pratique méconnue, mais de plus en plus répandue.