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Karuturi Debacle Prompts Ethiopia to Review Land Policy

“The area is big, the people are friendly [and] they gave us the land almost free.” - Karuturi
We were grabbing the land in a rush, now we’re leaving it in a rush too
By Aman Sethi,

In 2008, Karuturi Global made international headlines when it leased 300,000 hectares (ha) of land in southern Ethiopia with the stated aim of becoming the world’s largest food producer.

Five years on, the slow progress of Karuturi and similar projects has prompted the Ethiopian government to reassess its policy of leasing vast tracts of land to single investors.

I have to be frank, they didn’t meet our expectations,” said Minister of Agriculture Continue reading Karuturi Debacle Prompts Ethiopia to Review Land Policy