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Lorenzo Cotula – International Institute for Environment and Development Recently, the media spotlight turned on so-called ‘land grabs’ – whereby agribusiness, investment funds and government agencies acquire farmland in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Africa and the world food crisis: time to focus on solutions Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:04 Dabney Tonelli Dabney Tonelli, managing partner of Chayton Capital LLP and MD of Chayton Africa (Pty) Ltd.
UN expert calls for guidelines to protect vulnerable people against 'land grabs' | Global developmentWilliam Bakeshisha, father of six, was evicted from land he claims was given to his father. Photograph: Simon Rawles/Oxfam Governments should be wary of speculation and concentration of ownership when land rights are transferred to investors to "develop" farmland, a UN expert has warned before key UN negotiations on land governance .
A dry river bed in Mwingi district, Kenya.
Workers at an 11,000 hectare farm in Bako, Ethiopia, run by the Indian company Karuturi.
US universities are reportedly using endowment funds to make deals that may force thousands from their land in Africa. Photograph: Boston Globe via Getty Images
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The "town" chief of the village seemed to be in a state of shock.