Land Grabs and the Manufacturing of Poverty

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In this hangout we discuss some of the adverse effects of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) when this is aimed at economic growth and disregards the well being of people. One of these phenomena is Land Grabbing, which disempowers the local population. With food security reaching an all time low and Food production an all time high – how is hunger manufactured and what are the solutions we can implement towards human oriented development? We’ll be discussing Land Grabbing around the world with Eleonora Gozzini.
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Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry

The Cambodian case

http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/the-gr…

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles…

One Indian Problem – villagers evicted to make room for toxic dump site

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/…
Africa Land Grabs – here some great links with slides, videos and pictures

http://www.stopafricalandgrab.com/

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-…

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-…

http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php…

Latin America Land Grabs
http://www.grain.org/article/entries/…

http://lab.org.uk/latin-america%E2%80…

http://www.slideshare.net/vitorbukvar…

Conclusions:

The Role of Europe in South East Asia Land Grabbing – open PDF file in the article,
http://www.tni.org/report/political-d…

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