New report by the Land Matrix finds 26.7 million hectares of agricultural land around the world have been transferred to foreign investors since the year 2000. Report details who is buying farmland in which regions of the world and how this land is being used.
Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up over 50 percent of the land on the planet; they legally own just one-fifth. The remaining land remains vulnerable to land grabs from governments and corporations.
La semana pasada se celebró en la Antigua el foro global por la Tierra. Gobernanza territorial inclusiva y sostenible para la seguridad alimentaria: compartiendo lecciones de todo el mundo, organizado por la Coalición Internacional por la Tierra.
With the largely self-evident agreement that land grabbing is wrong and all efforts should be made to prevent it, debate and effort can focus more on (i) how to prevent land grabbing, and (ii) how to enable forms of land-based investments that actually bring real benefit.