Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are once again promoting large plantations and estates. But the new corporate interest in African agriculture has been criticised as a “land grab”.
The secrecy behind much-touted China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) now lies in tatters with details of how China is plotting the economic takeover of Pakistan published early this week. Major thrust areas of this plan will hugely affect Pakistani agriculture sector.
Cambodia's biggest sugar mill owned by Rui Feng International Co Ltd. has produced half a million tonnes of refined white sugar despite facing accusations of land-grabbing and using its partner firms to circumvent restrictions on the maximum legal size of land a company can hold as an ELC.
Leave it to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, to remind the Zambian government—and all of us—that in agricultural countries such as Zambia the right to food depends on the access of the rural poor to land.
Les entreprises françaises sont prêtes à apporter leurs expertises au développement du secteur agro-industrie en RDC, où il y a une grande potentialité en terme de terres arables, déclare l’Ambassadeur de France