African Farm Land Grabs

In the past two years, various non-African countries—China, India, South Korea, Britain and the Arab Gulf states lead the pack—have been taking over huge tracts of farmland in Africa by lease or purchase to produce food or bio-fuels for their own use.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/13/2009 12:00 am EDT

In the past two years, various non-African countries—China, India, South Korea, Britain and the Arab Gulf states lead the pack—have been taking over huge tracts of farmland in Africa by lease or purchase to produce food or bio-fuels for their own use. Critics call them "neo-colonialists", but they will not be as successful as the old ones.

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