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The Great Land Grab: Rush for World’s Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor

October 1, 2009

The Oakland Institute sounds the alarm on the threat that land grabbing poses to food security and livelihoods. Land grabs--the purchase of vast tracts of land from poor, developing countries by wealthier, food-insecure nations and private investors--have become a widespread phenomenon, with foreign interests seeking or securing between 37 million and 49 million acres of farmland between 2006 and the middle of 2009.

The Great Land Grab: Rush for World’s Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor