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Land Grabbing : Journeys in the New Colonialism (Reprint) (Paperback) (Stefano Liberti)

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To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ‘land leasing’; to its critics, it is nothing better than ‘land grabbing’ – the engine powering a new era of colonialism. In this arresting account of how millions of hectares of fertile soil arestolen to feed wealthy westerners thousands of miles away, journalist Stefano Liberti takes readers on a tour of contemporary exploitation.It is a journey encompassing a Dutch-owned model farm in Ethiopia; a conference in Riyadh, where representatives of Third World governments compete to attract Saudi investors; meetings in Rome where the fate of nations is decided; and the headquarters of the Movement ofLandless Workers in São Paulo.Since the food crisis of 2007–8, when the cost of staples such as rice and corn went through the roof, the race to acquire land in the southern hemisphere has become more intense than ever.Land Grabbing is the shocking story of how one half of the world is starved to feed the other.
To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ?land leasing?; to its critics, it is nothing better than ?land grabbing? ? the engine powering a new era of colonialism. In this arresting account of how millions of hectares of fertile soil are
stolen to feed wealthy westerners thousands of miles away, journalist Stefano Liberti takes readers on a tour of contemporary exploitation.

It is a journey encompassing a Dutch-owned model farm in Ethiopia; a conference in Riyadh, where representatives of Third World governments compete to attract Saudi investors; meetings in Rome where the fate of nations is decided; and the headquarters of the Movement of
Landless Workers in São Paulo.

Since the food crisis of 2007?8, when the cost of staples such as rice and corn went through the roof, the race to acquire land in the southern hemisphere has become more intense than ever. Land Grabbing is the shocking story of how one half of the world is starved to feed the other.


From the Hardcover edition.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Globalization
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Stefano Liberti
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2019
TCIN: 16108709
UPC: 9781781683125
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-3596
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