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by Katie Allen, Guardian in 2014
The trend of buying or taking out long-term leases on land first came to prominence during the 2008 world food crisis. As food riots raged from Mexico to Bangladesh, speculators and countries with their own food security fears quietly sealed deals with African nations. Others call it "neo-...
by Kizito Makoye in 2014
The world's quest for crops to produce biofuels has triggered a wave of controversial land acquisitions in Tanzania as foreign companies jostle for land that villagers and indigenous people claim as theirs. Land tensions in Tanzania indicate that the country has insufficient state land to run...
by Paul Vecchiatto, Business Day in 2014
The government’s proposal that farm workers should get 50% of equity on a farm was "smoke and mirrors" and would not become policy, says Ruth Hall, professor at the University of the Western Cape’s Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies. She said until recently farm workers were not...
by Lynley Donnelly, Mail & Guardian in 2014
The government may have to set aside hundreds of billions of rand to realise its latest land reform proposal of ceding 50% of all commercial farms to workers. The extent of the funding that could be required is one of the objections to the department of rural development and land reform's recently...
by Kizito Makoye in 2014
This article argues that the world’s quest for crops to produce biofuels has triggered a wave of controversial land acquisitions in Tanzania as foreign companies jostle for land that villagers and indigenous people claim as theirs. Aid groups have accused investors backed by the government of...

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