Monday, October 4, 2010


"That is the question hanging over the recent phenomenon of countries from the Middle East and Western corporations acquiring huge chunks of rich farmlands in Africa to grow food for export.

The farmland acquisition has been decried by civil society as a “land grab” that threatens Africa’s food security, livelihood and identity, but governments term it as agricultural investments.

Since the 2008 food crisis, external governments have increasingly turned to Africa to acquire a total of 2,492,684ha of land in Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Madagascar and Mali."

Countries from the Middle East and corporations. No one else?

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