Joy Online | 17 March 2014
Burst and bubble: the scramble for Africa’s land, who benefits?
by Paul Frimpong |
Land grabbing is not a new phenomenon. For centuries, communities have been forcibly removed from their land. However, we are now witnessing a new aggressive land grab, driven by high food prices and growing global consumption, with multinational corporations, often in partnership with governments, seizing the land.
High food prices, combined with growing demand for land and other natural resource as well as a financial crisis that forced investors to look for new investments opportunities, have triggered a new global land grab.
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