The Conversation | 25 April 2014

The global land grab as modern day corporate colonialism Annelies Zoomers Professor of Human Geography and Planning at Utrecht University Mayke Kaag Senior Researcher, African Studies Centre at Leiden University The idea that there is a “land grab” taking place in developing nations began with the publication of a report, Seized!, by the NGO Grain.

 This rang an alarm bell about large-scale land acquisitions – particularly by a number of Asian countries and Gulf States, which are acquiring millions of hectares of fertile agricultural land, predominantly in Africa…


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