land grab

The African land grab continues in Mali

Article: The African land grab continues in Mali

Last month, I dug into a relatively new phenomenon: the purchase of arable land in the developing world by countries that have largely exhausted their own farm lands and/or aquifers. Done in the name of food security, these wealthier countries are often cordoning off, if not outright displacing, small subsistence farmers from land they could use to meet their own needs…

Afghan Environmental Health Problems Legacy of Land-Grab

Article: Afghan Environmental Health Problems Legacy of Land-Grab

MAZAR-e-SHARIF, Afghanistan, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – Residents of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan’s second -largest city, are suffering from a polluted environment caused by urban expansion on land seized by warlords. Amad Samim, 15, was covered in dust from head to toe after his energetic football game with friends on the street of his neighborhood, Kart-e-Zahiruddin Farabi,…