Greed for land boosts hunger

Deutsche Welle | 27 March 2014

Landgrab in Cambodia

The World Bank is discussing ways to counter land grabbing – which will be critical for fighting global hunger. But critics have charged the organization with participating in land grabbing itself.
 There are more than 7 billion people on Earth at present – about a billion of them don’t have adequate access to food. Of those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition, 80 percent live in rural areas. Experts project that up to 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050, with most of population growth taking place in emerging economies like China, India, South Korea and Nigeria. Global demand for food is increasing, along with demand for biofuel and animal fodder….

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