A more inclusive approach to “land grabs” in the developing world

1 April, 2011 by (comments)

Invest in the farmers not the land: that’s attorney and land tenure specialist Darryl Vhugen’s advice to foreign investors buying farmland in the developing world, on the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog. International land grabs – purchases or leases of big tracts of land by foreign investors at low costs – are on the rise as big companies look toRead More …

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Africa one step closer to GM

1 April, 2011 by (comments)

More African nations could be moving closer to formally introducing genetically modified (GM) crops, as the increasing demand on food production and natural resources forces them to consider all the possible solutions to hunger and poverty.   Most countries, reports Reuters Africa, have been wary about the adoption of GM crops out of fear of the unknown effect onRead More …

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