Debate over land grab in Africa needed

The hungriest continent on the planet is leasing or selling land to foreigners, some of which are Canadian, to grow food mainly for export—while large sections of the population face ongoing food or nutrition insecurity.

Roy Culpeper
Published: Wednesday, 04/18/2012 12:00 am EDT

Much has been written and said about the scramble for Africa's oil and mineral resources. More recently, the food and fuel crises have precipitated a scramble for African land, which is being used to export food and biofuels, and the financial crisis has stimulated speculative investments in land.

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