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Whose Land Is It Anyway?

January 1, 2013
Free Speech Radio News

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Land across great swathes of the developing world has become a prime target for foreign investors. This affects communities living off the land and those throughout the region. Feeding the growing global population is one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades and how land is used is at the core of the debate. The divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing. Each night nearly one billion people go to bed hungry while over a billion are substantially over fed, according to the UK government’s office for science. Today we’ll explore these issues by looking at what’s happening in Kenya. There, some proponents of foreign investment say there’s promise and potential for residents. But as FSRN’s Zak Brophy reports, it’s often the local communities and those most in need who lose out.