28 Jul '11, 2pm

‘Land grab’ in Africa threatens the continent’s food security, study says

28 Jul 2011: ‘Land Grab’ in Africa Threatens Continent’s Food Security, Study Says China, India, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other countries are buying up vast amounts of farmland in Africa , threatening the food security of millions of impoverished people on the continent, according to a new Agribusiness Boom Threatens Key African Wildlife Migration Ethiopia’s Gambella region is home to Africa’s second-largest mammal migration. Now the government has leased vast tracts to foreign agribusinesses who are planning huge farms on land designated a national park. READ THE e360 REPORT study. The Worldwatch Institute reports that to ensure the food security of their own people, nations across Asia and the Middle East are gobbling up African land. The Washington, D.C.-based group reports that from 2006 to mid-2009, foreign investors purchased 15 to 20 million hectares (37 to 50 millio...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/african_land_grab_threatens_c...

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