Green Rush: How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland.

There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares — an area the size of Belgium — to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Europe…
 http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22949#sthash.3FkbirL5.dpuf

Photo: AFP/Jenny Vaughn

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