Land grab

Ethiopia: The billionaire’s farm

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 3:29 am

(Tom Burgis – Financial Times) Saudi Star’s proprietor, a Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon named Mohammed al-Amoudi, has spent more than $200m turning a swath of bush into a farm the size of 20,000 soccer pitches. That puts the sheikh, as he is known, [...]

Ethiopia cancels Karuturi’s 100 thousand hc. farmland contract

Thursday, December 31, 2015 @ 9:39 pm

Ethiopian government disclosed today the cancellation of Karuturi Global Ltd. land lease contract. The Indian company was granted three hundred thousand hectare land, later slashed by one third, in the Ethiopia’s western region Gambella. [...]

Karuturi under the spotlight

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 3:23 am

(Berhanu Fekade) * Officials fretful on loan repayment, land lease and country’s image * CEO says will settle local debts this month It has been over a year since the Ethiopian government expressed discontent with the performance of the Indian [...]

Al-Amoudi to Invest $100 Million in Ethiopian Farm

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

(William Davison) Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, an Ethiopian company owned by billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, said it plans to invest $100 million in a rice farm in western Ethiopia next year to kick-start the stalled project. The company [...]

Indigenous peoples’ autonomy: Missing in the land grab debate

Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

In 2007, in his annual conference with representatives of the Ethiopian youth, drawn from all over the country, the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was asked why the government doesn’t resettle landless youth from land-scare regions to those [...]

Briefing: Research findings on "land grab" deals

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

“Land-grab” deals involving multinationals in developing countries have often been seen as detrimental to food security and the livelihoods of millions of small farmers, but a new study puts such deals into the context of agricultural [...]

Survival Int’l: Land grabs in Ethiopia leave tribes hungry

Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 12:53 am

SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Land grabs in Ethiopia leave tribes hungry on World Food day Violent land grabs in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley are displacing tribes and preventing them from cultivating their land, leaving thousands of people [...]

Egyptian model farm in Ethiopia | The Egyptian Gazette

Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 2:25 am

An Egyptian model farm is to be created in Ethiopia on an area of some 500 feddans (acres) with the potential for expansion in the regional state of Afar some 600 kilometres north of Addis Ababa. "Executive steps for creating the farm will [...]

Land Grab: The Ethiopian land giveaway (By Graham Peebles)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

Graham Peebles, director of a UK based charity, wrote an article claiming that injustices and hardships are caused to ordinary Ethiopians by the leasing of land to foreign agro-investors. He labeled the process‘a colonial phenomenon’, though he [...]

Ethiopia: Official discloses New data on Leased Farmlands

Sunday, May 13, 2012 @ 4:36 am

An official from the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture disclosed new figures on the size and utilization of the agricultural land leased as well as the harvest and jobs from. It is to be recalled that the Ministry disclosed last year 24 contract [...]

Ethiopian, Pakistani farmworkers killed near Saudi-Star farm

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

Unidentified gunmen killed five and wounded eight nearby Saudi-Star’s farm in Gambella region, western Ethiopia, on Saturday. (Saudi-star is owned by the Ethiopian-born billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi.) The state-owned Ethiopian News Agency [...]
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