Friday, June 10, 2011

U.S. universities in Africa: 'land grab'

and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a new study.

Researchers say foreign investors are profiting from "land grabs" that often fail to deliver the promised benefits of jobs and economic development, and can lead to environmental and social problems in the poorest countries in the world.

-Bio-Fuel demand driving African 'land grab':
-Rich countries launch great 'land grab' to safeguard food supply:


farmland investment said...

Not all farmland investments in Africa are bad!

Dosmosis said...

I'm certain your statement is true, but to what degree? And coming from a handle such as yours the reply is both merit less and befuddling, as obviously you have an invested stock in the claim. I wonder to what length Codex Alimentarius and Agenda 21 are on your side?