China

Africa Meets China On Drought Risk Reduction

By Patrick Luganda ( Necjogha Online www.necjogha.org )

The Sino African High Level Seminar on Drought Risk Reduction opens on Sunday, September 25th 2011, in Beijing China. The three day meeting brings together ministers and high ranking delegates from Africa and China and is aimed at strengthening cooperation and collaboration between China and Africa particularly in reducing disaster risks.

Land Grabbing in Africa Rises

The Green Prophet
http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/04/global-land-grab-middle-east/

The issue of land grabbing by Gulf countries for food security purposes has been in the news (including Green Prophet) for some years now, but the trend for large-scale acquisitions is accelerating. The new scramble for land in Africa and many parts of South East Asia, such as Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is creating a wide spread geo-political phenomenon, raising new concerns about the long held debate on the benefits and risks of these acquisitions.