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africa land grab

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land grabs in ethiopia

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-D-9ZUvaZtg] from the Oakland Institute.  Ethiopia has been the focus of aggressive foreign agricultural investment, leasing out nearly 3.6 million hectares of land for commercial farm ventures from 2008-2010. This investment has corresponded with widespread human rights violations. Most egregiously, the Ethiopian government's villagization program will displace 1.5 million people by 2013--with the five administrative […]

Posted: June 16 2013
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food is for giving, not grabbing

African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In By NEIL MacFARQUHAR Published: December 21, 2010 SOUMOUNI, Mali — The half-dozen strangers who descended on this remote West African village brought its hand-to-mouth farmers alarming news: their humble fields, tilled from one generation to the next, were now controlled by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and the […]

Posted: December 27 2010