An estimated 80 percent of Black-owned farmland in the south had disappeared since 1969.
Agribusiness companies are taking advantage of Tanzania’s desperate need for aid to push a development plan that will allow them to dominate the country’s agriculture sector and plunge farmers into debt. A similar plan led to a suicide epidemic among Indian farmers in recent years.
MINNEAPOLIS-- A “development assistance” initiative launched five years ago by the G8, an inter-governmental political forum of the world's most industrialized nations that consider themselves democracies, is holding Tanzania hostage to the benefit of agribusiness and the detriment of small-scale Tanzanian farmers. The