Monthly Archives: January 2014

G8 Land Partnership with Nigeria

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G8 family picture with Pres Jonathan

Key features of the partnership
Composition: The partnership is led jointly by the Federal Ministry of Lands & Housing and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. Also included are the President’s Technical Committee on Land Reform (PTCLR), UK, US and FAO. Discussions are on-going with a number of state governments in Nigeria. Continue reading

Boulimie Foncière à Mbane: 90 villages ont perdu leurs terres

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Tout a éclaté en 2009 lorsque le parti au pouvoir de l’époque PDS (Parti Démocratique Sénégalais) sous la houlette de l’ancien Président Abdoulaye Wade a perdu les élections locales à Mbane comme dans la plus part des localités du Sénégal. Continue reading

Land is the biggest obstacle to women power in agriculture, says female food hero

Published: November 1, 2013

By Peter Jopke

For Susan Godwin, this nation’s role model female farmer, honour came with a sense of irony. At the time Oxfam, the global development civic group, and a network of other NGOs were recognizing her with the award of Nigeria’s Female Food Hero, in far away Washington DC, her landlord broke the tenancy agreement that made her a successful farmer in the first place. Continue reading

Nigeria: Landgrabbing for Nigeria’s rice revolution

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Premium Times | 3 January 2014
by Peter Jopke

The North-Eastern Nigerian State of Taraba is on the verge of handing over 30,000 hectares of land to Dominion Farms. The Memorandum of Understanding of the public-private partnership was signed in February 2012. Continue reading