#GROW Week day seven: land grabs

From Uganda to Honduras and Peru to South Sudan - where land is going for as little as 2.5 cents per hectare - irresponsible investors are acquiring land that's classed as 'unused' or 'underdeveloped', but which in many cases is actually being used by poor families to grow food.It's not necessarily a problem when wealthy companies invest in agricultural land in poor countries for commercial use. But when families are forcibly kicked off the land or less food is grown as a result, that's a very big problem indeed.

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