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Contract Farming Law to Curb Rogue Investors Coming

The Tanzanian government will soon vote on a bill in Parliament to protect smallholder farmer land rights against exploitation by foreign private investors. The law will restrict foreign ownership of land and will force investors to identify whether they plan to cultivate biofulels or crops for consumption. In 2010, the Agrarian Development Ministry of Brazil made a similar move and limited foreign land acquisition.

By Finnigan Wa Simbeye

February 27, 2012

Tanzania News Daily

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