Thursday, February 5, 2009

Land Grab

"Take Mali for example. Mali, like several other countries in West Africa,
recently went from being a net rice exporter to being a major importer. Now
the government has embarked on a multimillion-dollar national rice
initiative that is supposed to restore self-sufficiency by helping the
country's farmers to produce more. Why then has the government handed over
an enormous tract of prime rice land to a Libyan investment fund and Chinese
companies?" (Thanks Rania)

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