African states seek new farmland deals without problems of past

Published: 06 Feb 2014

* Past projects aroused hostility or unrest * Zambia says land-lease terms will protect local people * Countries want to raise funds to help local farmers * Production to be split between export and domestic markets * Africans vulnerable to being driven off their land – Oxfam

ABU DHABI, Feb 6 (Reuters) – African countries that missed out on Gulf cash pouring into agricultural projects elsewhere on the continent are trying to entice Arab investors with deals they say are designed to avoid problems of the past…

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