Land-grabbing influenced more by Biofuels than Food

In Africa,Image new studies conclude that biofuels influence 66% of land-grabbing purchases, higher than previously thought, with food

influencing only 15%. Land-grabbing has put many rural livelihoods in jeopardy as soils are degraded and promises of jobs are not
materialized.  There has also been an increase in ‘flex’ crops in land grabbing deals, which could be used for biofuels or food,
depending on what the market favors at the moment.

 

Read more at:
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1169447/biofuels_not_food_the_biggest_driver_of_land_grabbing_deals_says_report.html

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