Our Land, Our Lives
Time Out On The Global Land Rush

Geary, Kate
http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bn-land-lives-freeze-041012-en_1.pdf
http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs/bn-land-lives-freeze-041012-en_1.pdf

Publisher:  Oxfam
Date Written:  04/10/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14569

In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people equivalent to the number of people who go to bed hungry each night. In poor countries, foreign investors have been buying an area of land the size of London every six days. With food prices spiking for the third time in four years, interest in land could accelerate again as rich countries try to secure their food supplies and investors see land as a good long-term bet.

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