Tag Archives: land grabbing

Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudan – Views from a Scholar

The Nile basin is rich in natural tangible and intangible resources, which are witnessing massive processes of grabbing in the recent decades. Most of the land was allocated to companies from mainly Middle Eastern states – including Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, the UAE and Syria – acquiring huge areas of land to produce food crops, animal feed such as alfalfa, and biofuels.

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Land ‘Grabbing’ Grows as Agricultural Resources Dwindle

‘Land grabbing’ or the purchase or lease of agricultural land by foreign interests has emerged as a threat to food security in several countries, says a new report.

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Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies.

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Video Explores Ethiopia Land Grabs

Land Grabbing is not new. Companies from wealthy countries have always sought low-cost land for agricultural production. In Ethiopia, more than six million people survive because of UN food aid, while agricultural products cultivated on land leased to foreign investors are exported.

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