A global race has begun for one of the world’s most precious resources – land. Big investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress. But their arrival can upend livelihoods – and spark life-and-death struggles. FT correspondents report from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia. With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Ethiopia: the billionaire’s farm
Mohammed al-Amoudi has spent $200m planting a rice farm the size of 20,000 soccer pitches. But old grievances linger in this fertile corner of a land stalked by hunger.