Sun News | 5 July 2018
by Agaju Madugba, Katsina
The President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has acquired the Katsina Songhai Initiative, a multi-million Naira tomatoes production and processing facility.
Cownexxion indicates its interest in building cattle ranches in Nigeria on sidelines of meeting between Nigeria’s President and CEOs of Dutch companies at The Hague.
Mr Klaus Struilesma of a company called Cownexxion has indicated the interest of the organization in building cattle ranches in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement by the special adviser media to the president, Femi Adesina ,when President Muhammadu Buhari met with Chief Executive Officers of Dutch companies Monday on the sidelines of his official visit to The Hague, Netherlands.
The Conversation | 17 January 2017, by Nikita Sud
Dealmakers: an investment conference in Cambodia. (Photo: EPA/Kith Serey)
Much of the global south – broadly comprising the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America – was shaped by colonialism. The so-called “great game” and the scrambles between Britain, Portugal, Belgium, France and other European states were for power, profit and – most visibly – for land.
Today, new scrambles are afoot from Brazil and Nigeria, to Ethiopia and Indonesia. Once again, land is the prize.
Macauhub | 15 January 2018
A joint venture between Chinese companies Power China International Group Ltd and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corp. plans to make use of 3,000 hectares of irrigated land in Chókwé, southern Mozambique in the current agricultural season, the Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported recently. The chairman of the board of the Chókwè Hydraulic Facility told the newspaper that Chinese investors also want to modernise the irrigation system in an area of 1,500 hectares, particularly focussing on growing corn and beans.
Soares Xerinda added that the project had already been submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in May last year, and is now waiting for approval.
By Joyce Danso/ Emmanuel Kwame Donkor, GNA
Accra, Dec. 19, GNA – Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has lamented over the plight of peasant farmers who have lost their lands and thrown into abject poverty as a result of land grabbing. The Minister was also not happy about “galamsey” activities, militating against commercialised agriculture, thereby posing a great threat to food security and water bodies. https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/27746-caritas-ghana-holds-two-day-dialogue-on-land-grabbing
Mr John Peter Amewu,Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has lamented over the plight of peasant farmers who have lost their lands and thrown into abject poverty as a result of land grabbing
TMP Systems & Rights and Resources Initiative | 9 February 2017
An empirical picture of the causes and effects of tenure-related disputes between private sector actors and local peoples across different sub-regions and countries in Africa, this analysis details statistical evidence of key trends in tenure-related disputes, including their causes as well as the prevalence of violence, work stoppages, and regulatory interventions.
These key trends are based on an analysis of 32 case studies evenly spread across East, West, and Southern Africa. These “new cases” are compared with a global average derived from the IAN Case Study Database’s 281 cases outside Africa. In addition, we have completed a temporal analysis of some of the key trends to determine how conflicts have changed over the last few decades. http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/26915-tenure-and-investment-in-africa