Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people, or the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world today.
Land used to power European cars with biofuels for one year could produce enough wheat and maize to feed 127 million people. With the world’s poorest at greater risk of hunger as a result of spiraling food prices, the EU must rethink its dangerous love affair with biofuels.
Oxfam welcomes the World Bank’s call that UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) must open up to a full investigation into claims of bad practice in its Uganda forestry projects.
For the 89 families crowded into tents on a strip of land in Gressier, an hour’s drive outside of Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, uncertainty has become the daily constant in their lives.