Land grab update: Mozambique, Africa still in crosshairs

by Timothy A. Wise

Mozambique farmer. Photo: Bread for the World
Mozambique farmer.  The ProSavanah project in Mozambique, which was supposed to transform 35 million acres into foreign-owned soybean plantations has failed, but many other projects continue, according to the new report, “Land Matrix Analytical Report II: International Land Deals for Agriculture.”  Photo: Bread for the World

More than 1,000 large-scale foreign land deals are now under contract for agriculture covering more than 26 million hectares of land, according to the new report, “Land Matrix Analytical Report II: International Land Deals for Agriculture.” That area represents a remarkable two percent of arable land in the world. Nearly three-quarters of the projects have now begun production on some of the land.

 

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