Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

23 October 2009

Congo Farmland Deal 10 Million Hectares

Agri SA has welcomed the signing of a farmland deal between South Africa and the Republic of the Congo. SABC reported AgriSA deputy president Theo de Jager as saying on Wednesday that the deal would give South African farmers access to up to 10 million hectares of land in the Congo. This would allow South African farmers to lease land for maize, soy beans, poultry, dairy cattle and other produce. News24 link