Land grab

Ethiopia: Oakland Institute campaigns to perpetuate poverty

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs weekly press release, A Week in the Horn, rebuked the US-based Oakland Institute in its March 9, 2012 issue, in an article titled ‘The Oakland Institute campaigns to perpetuate people’s poverty’. Here [...]

Ethiopia’s food production plan promising – Think tank

Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

The Addis Ababa based think tank, Access Capital forecasted that Ethiopia’s “plans for large gains in food production face daunting ‘execution risks’, both for commercial and small-holder farms, but will still materialize’; adding that: [...]

Ethiopia: Karaturi claims to have lost its first harvest

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 6:45 am

Karuturi Global reported ‘a flood destroyed its first planned harvest’. The Indian company is growing sugar cane, palm oil, cereals and vegetables in 100,000 hectares land it leased from the government. The damage was caused by flooding from the [...]

Wikileaks: Analysis of ‘Land Grab’ in Ethiopia

Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 4:38 am

A leaked Cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa presents a fairly informative analyzes the issues of foreign Agricultural investment in Ethiopia. The Cable was prepared on Dec 2009 based on inputs from ‘local Economic and Commercial Specialists’ and a [...]

Why the list is ‘incomplete’ | ‘Land grab’ deals review

Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 12:10 am

The 24 Land lease agreements recently disclosed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture reveals that the federal Government so far leased about 350,099 Hectare land – of which about 285,012 to Foreign firms, while the rest to domestic firms [...]

Ethiopia: Land grab deals revealed

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture disclosed 24 Land lease agreements, concluded with Ethiopians and Foreigners, Today. The Ministry had started posting a few of the Agreements last week. According to the data released, the federal Government so far [...]

MFA laments BBC’s land grab fears

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 4:22 am

BBC World Service published a story titled ‘Land grab fears for Ethiopian rural communities‘ on December 16/2010. The story by Ed Butler paints a grimly picture of Ethiopia’s effort to develop its agricultural sector by engaging [...]
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