African land rush by firms ‘may put lives of millions at risk’

AGRICULTURE is at a crossroads in Africa — including South Africa — with decisions taken by governments on a spate of investments in the sector having potentially serious repercussions on millions of lives for decades to come, a leading banker has warned.  Nedbank Capital head of Africa business Zhann Meyer referred to a number of recent acquisitions in the sector, concluding that “the livelihoods, ways of life and culture of millions of Africans are at risk”…
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Zhann Meyer (Head of Africa Agribusiness at Nedbank) sitting at the left on an angribusiness panel with Mohit Arora (Director of Agriculture in Africa at Standard Bank) and Hans Balyamujura (General Manager AgriBusiness Frontline and Africa at Absa Retail and Business Bank)

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