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Addressing the Land Grab Challenge

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 World Environment Reflects Crisis Of Capitalist Civilization

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.

Where is Best to Invest in Africa?

Farmland varies between each country and region, therefore it is important for investors to investigate the markets thoroughly.

 

Where in Africa?

Africa is 'the Brazil of the 1970s' in Agriculture

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.

Africa: Land Grab a New Concept Invented to Implement a Neo-Colonialism in African Country

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 being carried out in the Sub-Saharan African countries.

Large-Scale Land Investments Threaten Water Resources: Oakland Institute

 

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.

These large-scale operations are using “huge amounts of water and are taking water away from local farmers, pastoralists, and local communities who rely on this water for livelihoods and their survival,” he told OOSKAnews this week.

Africa: A Continent for Sale

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) 

JIN:The Global Land Rush for Food and Fuel

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.

Nigeria: Land Swap Land Grab and Govt Failure (III)

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.

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