Food crisis and the global land grab
farmlandgrab.org weekly | 07-Apr-2010
Reuters | 07-Apr-2010
Interview with Wadid Erian of the Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands.
MOCI | 06-Apr-2010
Après la victoire de Viktor Ianoukovitch au scrutin présidentiel du 7 février dernier, les observateurs s’attendent à un retour des investisseurs dans l’agriculture ukrainienne
Zawya | 06-Apr-2010
El-Nahda for Integrated Solutions signed an agreement with the White Nile Governorate for a 30-year lease on 60,000 feddans of land on which it will build a large-scale commercial rice farm.
InfoChange India | 05-Apr-2010
Countries that have recently invited India, through the ministry of agriculture, to lease land for farming include Egypt, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Senegal, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Tunisia.
Otago Daily Times | 05-Apr-2010
There is serious overseas interest in acquiring New Zealand farmland, and some confusion in the rules and regulations surrounding the process.
Sydney Morning Herald | 03-Apr-2010
The Indonesian government plans to create a vast agricultural estate in the restive province of Papua, sparking fears of environmental destruction and a return of mass migration policies.
NZ Workers Party | 03-Apr-2010
The economic nationalism and calls for protectionism seem ironic given the fact that Fonterra itself is a large multinational, which in addition to having farms in China, has since 2002 been in partnership with global food giant Nestle in the Dairy Partners Americas.
African Executive | 02-Apr-2010
Director General of UNIDO: says land acquisition through foreign investors must be carefully considered and strictly scrutinized.
EurActiv | 02-Apr-2010
The Commission plans to launch a joint initiative with the African Union that will include a roadmap for the implementation of "sustainable large-scale investments in farmland".
CAFCA | 25-Mar-2010
The most unbelievably naïve reaction to the news that a mysterious Chinese company is hoping to buy up to $1.5 billion worth of dairy farms came from Federated Farmers, which said that this is an “unintended consequence” of the NZ/China Free Trade Agreemen
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