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GM crops: European scientists descend on Africa to promote biotech

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Delegation to meet Ghanaian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and Nigerian farm ministers as well as officials from the African Union . . . → Read More: GM crops: European scientists descend on Africa to promote biotech

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Tanzania: ‘large-scale farming turns small farmers into mere labourers’

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Critics of New Alliance say private investment and improvements in rural infrastructure will not liberate people from poverty . . . → Read More: Tanzania: ‘large-scale farming turns small farmers into mere labourers’

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G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa

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Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers

• Interactive: what promises have been made and where? . . . → Read More: G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa

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Indiana soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach US supreme court

Who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground? A 75-year-old farmer takes the agricultural giant to court to find out . . . → Read More: Indiana soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach US supreme court

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Ethiopia dam project is devastating the lives of remote indigenous groups

Pastoralists living in the Omo valley are being forcibly relocated, imprisoned and killed due to plans to build a massive dam that will turn the region into a major centre for commercial farming . . . → Read More: Ethiopia dam project is devastating the lives of remote indigenous groups

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Mozambique’s ‘growth corridor’ hopes to tackle poverty and turn a profit

Ambitious scheme aims to transform thousands of subsistence farmers into smallholders supplying big food purchasers . . . → Read More: Mozambique’s ‘growth corridor’ hopes to tackle poverty and turn a profit

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