The food and financial crises of 2008 ignited a massive round of “land grabbing” in the Global South, with foreign agribusinesses leasing and buying large tracts of land to produce both food and fuel crops for export. Despite the canceling of a few highly controversial leases, these land deals have continued largely unabated, with international institutions increasingly trying to re-frame them as potential development opportunities. The idea that nations simply have a stock of “unused” or “reserve” agriculture land overlooks the massive displacement of peasant farmers and pastoralists already underway.
Published by Food First
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The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a coalition of civil society and intergovernmental organizations promoting secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men thro