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African Land Grab – Developing or Tearing Apart?

What Is African Land Grab? African Land Grab can be described as the purchase, lease, or rent of large areas of land throughout Africa by foreign nations or companies. These deals are generally made in order to acquire natural resources, bio fuels, and food from the land. Some advocate for the Land Grab practice, arguing that it promotes development of unused land and creates economic opportunity, while others advocate against the practice for its unsustainability and negative impacts on the host countries’ food security. Environment and Development, a research group… Read more African Land Grab – Developing or Tearing Apart?