Resource on land grabbing


Field of crops

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This week, the agriculture editor at eldis agriculture (http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/agriculture) highlights a website that contains valuable resources on the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad. Governments and foreign investors are using the land acquisition as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply to make a profit. These acquisitions have raised concerns about the transparency of such land deals and the impact it will have on poor local people.

http://farmlandgrab.org/

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