Warning on sales of land

SELLING or leasing African land to foreigners for farming could lead to conflict in the future if the process is not properly managed, Sheila Sisulu, a senior official of the World Food Programme, said yesterday.

SELLING or leasing African land to foreigners for farming could lead to conflict in the future if the process is not properly managed, Sheila Sisulu, a senior official of the World Food Programme, said yesterday.

Some African countries, including Congo, Zambia and Libya, plan to lease areas of their arable land to farmers in nations such as South Africa for growing export crops like maize. - Reuters

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