Reference: Land and Power, the new wave of investments in land

01 Agriculture, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth
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Published: 22 September 2011

Author:Bertram Zagema, Senior Lobbyist (OxFam)

The new wave of land deals is not the new investment in agriculture that millions had been waiting for. The poorest people are being hardest hit as competition for land intensifies. Oxfam’s research has revealed that residents regularly lose out to local elites and domestic or foreign investors because they lack the power to claim their rights effectively and to defend and advance their interests.
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