16 Dec '11, 2pm

Land grabs & resource wars threaten the poor: and put fear in Brazilians over the Amazon:

Land grabs & resource wars threaten the poor: and put fear in Brazilians over the Amazon:

© International Land Coalition Over the last decade, more than 200 million hectares of land in developing countries have been sold off in large-scale land transactions that tend to benefit "national elites" while harming the world's poor and rural populations, according to a new report from the International Land Coalition (ILC). The group calls the report the most comprehensive study to date of large land acquisitions in developing countries. Here is the bottom line of the findings in the report, from ILC: Food is not the main focus of the land deals. Out of the 71 million hectares in deals that the authors could cross-reference, 22% was for mining, tourism, industry and forestry and three-quarters of the remaining 78% for agricultural production was for biofuels. Land grabs have been called out for what they are over the last couple years , but the ILC report finds that ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/report-land-gr...

Tweets

Biofuel aspirations spur 'land grabs' that hurt...

news.mongabay.com 14 Dec '11, 5am

Biofuel aspirations spur 'land grabs' that hurt the poor, says report mongabay.com December 14, 2011 More than 40 million ...

Half of Brazilians in Fear of War Over the Amazon

treehugger.com 16 Dec '11, 5am

As more and more places in the developed world join those already heavily reliant on non-domestic resources, it's no wonde...

Poor lose out in Lotto 'cover-up': And Culture Minister John Penrose has told an MP he will NOT order Camelot bo...

Poor lose out in Lotto 'cover-up': And Culture ...

sfluxe.com 26 Dec '11, 9am

Camelot refuses to publish a breakdown of UK ticket sales by region. And Culture Minister John Penrose has told an MP he w...

WOOOOOOOOOO!

foodforthought.com.sg 19 Dec '11, 7am

Terms of Use |Privacy Policy |Contact Us Copyright 2010 Food For Thought.

Biofuels not food the biggest driver of 'land grabbing' deals, says report

Biofuels not food the biggest driver of 'land g...

theecologist.org 19 Dec '11, 12am

Report author Michael Taylor, from the International Land Coalition, says they were surprised by the dominance of biofuels...