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Land Grabbing

Touch the Soil News #1010 (Feature photo – Angolan cattle herd on indigenous land at risk – CCA SA 4.0 International)

The pressure/competition for limited resources around the world has given birth to the concept of land grabbing. Land grabbing is when outside investors – often with the help of corrupt local officials – gain control of farmland out from under the locals who rightfully control it.

In many cases, the funding to acquire farmland in poor nations away from indigenous people comes from the world’s largest investment funds and/or pension funds. The recent video made by the organization “Bread for the World” highlights the problem in African Angola. This is just the tip of the iceberg when looking at land grabbing around the globe.

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