High Level Forum on Foreign Direct Investment in Land in Africa

Received by e-mail*, From: farmlandgrab.org, Date: 25/08/2011. – Published on Food crisis and the global land grab, (Contact, or fax: +251-115-51 03 65). Also published on Global Donor Platform, (Contact, or fax: +251-115-51 03 65, Location: Lusaka, Zambia).

This event has been postponed due to presidential elections in Zambia. The event will now take place in early 2012. Exact dates TBC: From Tuesday, 04 October 2011, To Wednesday, 05 October 2011 Organised by the LPI (Land Policy Initiative) Consortium, the High Level Policy Forum on Land Based Foreign Direct Investments in Africa aims to reach an appropriate perspectives and concrete actions on how to address the issue of land-based investments in the African continent in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The forum will gather: 

  • Multidisciplinary expertise from the continent, including experts from government agencies, regional economic communities, civil society organizations, private sector; and traditional chiefs
  • Eminent African personalities, including African former Heads of State and Government
  • African Ministers in charge of land
  • Representatives of development partners

These invitees will reflect on concrete actions to be undertaken in order to maximise the benefits of investments in the African agricultural sector, while minimising the associated risks …

* see also the rest of the Newsletter:

The issue of land in Argentina,
North invites Indian investors,
Tanzania: Indian business leaders now eye Dar Es Salaam agricultural sector,
Success at halting largest foreign land deal in South Sudan,
Agri-business still an unexploited sector,
US firm acquires 30,000 hectares in Taraba,
Obasanjo leads prospective American investors to Taraba,
President Museveni receives Indian investors,
Investors seeing gold in US farmland, infrastructure,
Should Australia be selling the farm?

… etc. etc.  …

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