Archive for January, 2009

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:51 pm § in Land Leases, Seedrock

Land Grabbing” by Foreign Investors in Developing Countries

One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on natural resources, water scarcity, export restrictions imp[...]

January 14th, 2009 - 10:21 pm § in Seedrock

The Latest Land Grab – American Businessman Seals a Deal with Sudanese Warlord for Nearly 1 Million Acres

Philippe Heilberg and his private investment firm, Jarch Capital have finalized the largest private land deal in Africa to date. Heilberg has laid claim to 400,000 hectares, (nearly a million acres) of fertile farmland bordering the Nile River in Sudan. In northern Sudan, where land rights are murky[...]