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  • African Business magazine

    The multibillion-dollar New Alliance initiative which promises to transform the continent’s food systems is facing rising opposition from African farmers. 

    Based in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, Kilombero Plantations Limited (KPL) operates a 5,800 hectare rice plantation and buys produce from local farmers. It has recently become East...

  • Huffington Post

    Can you imagine a world truly free from poverty? What would the roadmap to get there look like?

    The soon-to-be-accepted Sustainable Development Goals aim to pave this road, beginning with Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere. I like an ambitious...

  • World Ark

    As climate change, population growth and environmental damage shrink the amount of arable land on the planet, wealthier countries and corporations look to developing countries for land.

  • The Seventh Row

    About a year before the 2010 South Sudanese general election, documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper boarded a lightweight plane that he’d built in France himself and headed to rural South Sudan to make a movie. He was interested in investigating what traces of colonialism still existed in Africa and what its present-day effects are.

  • Reuters

    TORONTO, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global food giants and international NGOs have drafted a framework to prevent land grabs just as hedge funds, companies and plantation owners race to acquire new territory.

    Drafted by senior figures from Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola and other large firms, along with researchers from Oxfam,...

  • The Undercurrent

    Norwegian seafood banker Thor Arne Talseth has relocated to the US and joined a New York-based investment group looking at more deals in seafood and aquaculture.

    Talseth -- who left Arctic Securities last year for a new...

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The Herakles Debacle

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Lower Omo: Lives Under Threat

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Agricultural Investment or Land Grabs in Sierra Leone?

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