Land Grabs in Poor Countries Increase

stock image from original articleAcquisitions of vast tracts of fertile land in Africa by foreign governments and companies stirred public attention when Korean company Daewoo bought more than a million hectares of farmland in Madagascar.

A World Bank report estimates that 2009 saw 45 million hectares of farmland deals going through and predicts that this ‘will increase, especially in the developing world’.

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