Large-Scale Land Deals by Investors in Africa Under Greater Scrutiny

By: Rina Chandran, Tom Gardner Source: Oakland Institue MUMBAI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Large-scale land deals by investors in Africa are coming under greater scrutiny after an Indian firm demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease by Ethiopia, with analysts saying they are hurting local communities and damaging ecosystems. Karuturi Global, one of the…

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Thirty-Three Case Studies Shed Light on the Tremendous Success of Agro-Ecological Agriculture Across the African Continent

Source: Oakland Institute  The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of the farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and…

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CARITAS Ghana Holds Two-Day Dialogue on Land Grabbing

Source: Ghana News Agency  By: Joyce Danso, Emmanuel Kwame Dankor, 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…

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Politicians Must No Longer Manage Africa’s Natural Resources Unilaterally, Say Experts

Source/Image: African Development Bank Group  On Day 1 of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), experts from Africa called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality, during the third plenary session entitled “Inclusive resource governance as a…

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