|18 Jan 2012||
Stanchart Africa invests Sh6.4b in export firm
Standard Chartered Bank’s Private Equity division has invested $74 million to acquire a minority stake in ETC Group Mauritius, one of the largest owners of African farmland.
|07 Dec 2017||
Dominion farms in new round of trouble
Property worth millions of shillings belonging to Dominion farms is set to be auctioned next week.
|29 Sep 2019||
Community in fresh bid to register Yala swamp land
Residents of Yala swamp, in Kenya, have begun the process of registering the land to ward off cartels seeking to benefit from the process after the departure of Dominion Farms
|13 Oct 2017||
Indian lender finally puts Karuturi on the market
ICICI Bank has put Naivasha-based Karuturi Ltd up for sale over a disputed Sh4 billion loan. The planned sale could mark the end for the erstwhile world’s largest rose flower producer.
|17 Nov 2017||
Job fears as Dominion firm stops operations in Kenya
US company Dominion Group could be preparing to leave Kenya after 15 years of running a multi-billion farming project at Yala in Siaya County as its CEO Calvin Burges has written letters to employees telling them of plans to close down the business.
|17 Oct 2014||
Chinese-backed consortium wants to buy up south-west dairy farms
A consortium hoping to buy dozens of south-west dairy farms aims to operate “on a scale not considered in Australia before,” a spokesman for the consortium says.
|27 Mar 2015||
Naivasha’s Karuturi seals debt buyout deal, planning comeback
Deposed Indian flower firm is planning a major comeback to Kenya next month, after entering a debt deal that would enable it retake its vast farms currently under control of its creditor CFC Stanbic Bank.
|15 Feb 2021||
Rights group wants continued boycott of Kakuzi produce
The Kenya Human Rights Commission wants the Murang’a County Assembly to block any plans to renew the land leases held by Kakuzi until claims on historical land injustices are resolved.
|25 Apr 2018||
Farmers count losses as birds destroy acres of rice farm
The birds are said to have migrated from Dominion Farms in the neighbouring Siaya County after the proprietor shifted from rice to sugarcane farming.
|22 Jun 2014||
Zimbabwe: ‘Commercial land deals leave communities in quandary’
Large scale commercial land deals at Nuanetsi Ranch, Chisumbanje and Chiadzwa are mired in corruption and end up impacting on livelihoods of communities.
|09 Oct 2013||
Cotu demands the arrest of Naivasha Karuturi officials
Central Organisation of Trade Unions has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the management of a flower farm owned by the Indian company, Karuturi.
|06 Sep 2010||
East Africa given red card for unjust land, agricultural policies
A conference organised by the East Africa Legislative Assembly and the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation has chided East African governments for leasing land to foreigners without the explicit consent of existing users
|28 Jan 2010||
COUNT ME IN! Swedish investor snaps up historic property for $20m
Swedish Count Carl Gustav Wachmeister bought 3,310 ha in Victoria State, Australia
|06 Jan 2009||
Qatar land deal not unique to Kenya
The reported land deal between Kenya and Qatar is not unique. The Philippines Department of Agrarian Reform said in 2007 it was looking at large tracts of land for agribusiness development under a MoU signed with China. The memo calls for the development of land to grow hybrid corn, rice and sorghum.
|31 Oct 2020||
Two Karuturi directors file suit against receivers over property
Two directors of the bankrupt Karuturi flower farm have moved to court accusing the company’s creditors and receivers of destroying a property they had been using as a wildlife and bird-watching lodge for "high value" visitors
|21 Feb 2020||
Massive farm sale makes Western Australian history
Daybreak Cropping, a partnership between Warakirri Asset Management and the Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board, paid $97 million for the 22,000 ha broadacre farm.
|22 Nov 2018||
CBK seeks answers about Karuturi saga
CFC Stanbic bank has been asked to explain a debt it is owed by struggling Naivasha-based Karuturi flower farm.
|17 Mar 2017||
Why rice project is sinking in Nyanza swamp weeks after Raila accused of extortion
The fate of the Multi-billion shilling Yala swamp Dominion Farms project in Siaya hangs in the balance following a fallout between an America investor and Nyanza politicians.