There’s been much discussion of the problems associated with global land grabs. Several campaigns seek to draw attention to the problem, including the Stop Africa Land Grabs group, and a campaign by Oxfam.
Today’s state of the world environment is the tribune of the crisis of capitalist civilization that carries all the contradictions the global economy creates; and the economy is owned by a handful of owners dispossessing the humanity, billions of the poor and the starved.
Farmland varies between each country and region, therefore it is important for investors to investigate the markets thoroughly.
Where in Africa?
Is sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture, the Brazil of the 1970s?
Savills, the property consultancy, believes so – although acknowledging that acquiring land in the Dark Continent is "not for the faint-hearted".
"The African model is likely to show a similar, although accelerated, pattern to agricultural investment opportunities in Brazil," the group said.
"Forty years ago, Brazil had limited agriculture potential with poor infrastructure and a weak economy.
Any unequal relation has a capacity to generate oppression. As a result, it is possible to say that oppression is a concept that has a cross-cutting meaning in human relationships that arise between/among various social groups, such as people with disabilities, sex, race, class, etc. Since human oppression is a vast topic, this article for the sake brevity will focus on specific oppression connected with a new phenomenon, known as “land grab” presently be
UNITED STATES, OAKLAND, CA — Millions of hectares of fertile land, approximately seven times the size of France, have being snatched up in the developing world since 2007 for large-scale industry and plantations, according to Frederic Mousseau, policy director at the Oakland Institute, a California-based policy think tank.
The massive and insatiable land grab in Africa by multinationals, including from India, marks an inevitable catastrophe
Anuradha Mittal and Nickolas Johnson Oakland/California (US)
Land grabs are nothing new — the imperialist scramble for Africa being the most egregious example — and neither are agricultural land grabs, such as the fruit plantations of the Central American “banana republics.” Outsourcing production has always meant capitalizing on the natural resources of another place and more recently, it has also meant capitalizing on loose environmental and labor regulations in less developed countries.
Apart from the problem of skyrocketing cost of living in the city consequent upon land speculation and its attendant rising cost of rent, which the Land Swap is sure to escalate, there is the unjust treatment and the violation of fundamental human rights of the local indigenes.
A June 2011 report by the policy think tank the Oakland Institute revealed Vanderbilt University as one of the major investors in EMVest (formerly Emergent Asset Management), an agricultural corporation accused of engaging in the exploitive practice of “land grabbing” in five African countries. The report drew from firsthand research and interviews with those affected by EMVest, and its accusations were serious and large in scale.