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The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth by Fred Pearce

How dare I decide that I want to penalise them to make myself feel a little bit better? Published May 29th by Beacon Press first published May 24th Some governments bend over backwards for the grabbers… If you drive into one region of Tanzania your mobile phone beeps with a text welcoming you to the United Arab Emirates.

The second and third presidents also own quite huge chunks and the current vice president is on a land-grabbing spree. And that is the purpose of this book. Not a great deal, I have to admit. They come in and put in an airstrip and a compound and roads and canals and the villagers are told to go to the nearest town and they lose absolutely everything.


The Land Grabbers

Africa is not owned by Africa anymore but by Saudi Something different to read. This is not about ideology. This is a good book full of references for anyone interested in global conflict between agribusinesses and small family farmers.

Mar 26, Pages. The second and third presidents also A very informative read.

Be the first to discover new talent! Be a Project Motivator. To ask other readers questions about The Land Grabbersplease sign up. I have tried to disentangle the truth about individual projects, but I have not grabbbers any global figure.

lajd Food insecurity equals political unrest. Lists with This Book. About The Land Grabbers How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheiks, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.

All useful only sort of repetitioussimply because the same thing is happening all over Hadn’t heard the terms ‘ smallholder ‘ or ‘ outgrower ‘ before. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Gulf sheikhdoms, jumpy governments worried about food security, Chinese state corporations, Wall Street and City speculators, Russian oligarchs, Gaddafi’s henchmen among many. Are their fears of foreign dependence justified?


Only in the last couple of chapters do we get some analysis of the situation, whether the continued industrialization of agriculture cred massive capital intensive operations is the answer to growing appetites, or if a better managed small holder format is more suitable. This is very much a negative development and should be curbed or regulated.

The good jobs promised by foreign capitalists and home governments alike fail to materialize. Chapter 7 Palm BayLiberia: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How much land has been grabbed?

However, he also tells the complex stories of some of the people who have caused that destruction. There is no central register; there is little national transparency. Miyamoto Musashi and Miyamoto Musashi. It is the new battle over who owns the planet.

The truth is nobody knows. Their desire for a quick fix to deep-seated problems makes foreign investors, with their big promises, attractive.