Archive for September, 2009

More Egyptian Investment In Sudanese Farmland

Via Reuters, a report of more Egyptian investment in Sudanese agricultural land.  As the article notes: “…Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital is investing in 500,000 feddans (210,000 hectares) of farmland in Sudan, an executive said on Tuesday. Gulf and other Arab countries have been investing in a range of farming projects in Sudan, Africa’s […]

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The New ‘Scramble For Africa’

Via AllAfrica and Pambazuka News, a detailed look by a pan-Africanist scholar on the latest “scramble for Africa.”  As the article notes: “…How is it possible that in the 21st century the world has the capacity to feed every single human being on the planet, yet the majority of people in Africa and the rest […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
Seeds Of A Revolution is committed to defining the disruptive geopolitics of the global Farms Race.  Due to the convergence of a growing world population, increased water scarcity, and a decrease in arable land & nutrient-rich soil, a spike of international investment interest in agricultural is inevitable and apt to bring a heretofore domestic industry into a truly global realm.  Whether this transition involves global land leases or acquisitions, the fundamental need for food & the protectionist feelings this need can give rise to is highly likely to cause such transactions to move quickly into the geopolitical realm.  It is this disruptive change, and the potential for a global farms race, that Seeds Of A Revolution tracks, analyzes, and forecasts.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has long held a keen interest in natural resource policy and the geopolitical implications of anticipated stresses in the areas of freshwater scarcity, biodiversity reserves & parks, and farm land.  Monty has lived, worked, and traveled in more than forty countries spanning Africa, China, western Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Southeast & Central Asia, and his personal interests comprise economic development, policy, investment, technology, natural resources, and the environment, with a particular focus on globalization’s impact upon these subject areas.  Monty writes about freshwater scarcity issues at and frontier investment markets at