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Land and water ‘grabbing’ affects farmers in 62 countries

Smallholder farmers Can be excluded when large companies take over and establish large-scale farming

Reading Time: 3 minutes As world food and energy demands grow, nations and some corporations increasingly are looking to acquire quality agricultural land for food production. Some nations are gaining land by buying up property — and accompanying water resources — in other, generally less-wealthy countries. Sometimes called “land grabbing,” this practice can put strains on land and water […] Read more