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Ethiopia Targets Land For Commercial Farms

Ethiopia plans to offer three million hectares of land over the next two years for investors to develop large-scale commercial farms, a government official said Nov. 5. Countries in Asia and the Gulf – such as China, India and Saudi Arabia – have rushed to buy farmland abroad to grow crops for their own people

Africa Not Benefiting From Foreign Land Deals

Africa is giving vast tracts of farmland to rich nations looking to feed their own people without ensuring those on the world’s hungriest continent benefit, the African Union (AU) said April 28. Countries in Asia and the Gulf that are mainly reliant on food imports have been increasingly seeking land in the developing world to