The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth [Fred Pearce] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Raises complex and urgent . The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. By Fred Pearce ( Becon Press, ). By Fred Nelson. Over the course of the. What inspired you to write The Land Grabbers? Over the last few years, I became aware of this hidden revolution taking place around the world.

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They come in and put in an airstrip and a compound and roads and canals and the villagers are told to go to the nearest town and they lose absolutely everything. Some regard the term land grabbers as pejorative. Aug 19, Mlg rated it liked it Shelves: Think Smart, Act Smart. While some mega-farms are ethically run, all too often poor farmers and cattle herders are kand from ancestral lands or cut off from water sources. Conor rated it really liked it Mar 08, Chunks of land the size of small countries hrabbers exchanging hands for a song.

The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

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With the modern landgrab, the enclosure movement has attained planetary proportions and Pearce is without peer in describing the dire consequences of this ongoing human and environmental disaster.

There’s huge concern about this. The Kidmans and Windsors and Gettys and Khashoggis and Oppenheimers are in there too–and most likely you, or at least your pension fund, have a slice of the action. Frred wasn’t directly attacking the state or the Communist party but it was a damn good way of coming in the side door. Inthe World Bank came up with a figure of million acres. What circumstances make this kind of land grabbing possible? Oxfam says more than two million square kilometres in the gdabbers decade have been grabbed, two-thirds of them in Africa.

So and So corporation or investment fund buys XXX acres of ‘vacant’ land in country X to grow soy, corn, sugarcane, rice etc. Feeding the World After hearing various sides of the story, what are your beliefs about the future of world food production? Return to Book Page. Chapter 1 GambellaEthiopia: Chapter 20 South Africa: May 29, Pages.

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Labd started with a man called Omot. How do you feel about the Mennonites and the Moonies after reading his account? It made me realise there’s a kind of green imperialism where we are just screwing up a lot of lives for uncertain benefit and a sense of personal virtue. Well, drinking Fiji Water, which has been shipped around the world from the South Pacific, doesn’t make much sense.

But what works has to do with human rights and access to natural resources, as well as maximizing tons per acre. There are stories of them using spotlights off vehicles at night to shoot leopards with AK47s and burning the bush to beat the game towards the guns.



Was there anything in the book that surprised you or changed your notions of this concept? He notes that landgrabbing is domin Fred Pearce The Landgrabbers: Loading comments… Trouble loading?

May 11, Brendan McAuliffe rated it liked it. A vast and colourful cast of characters: What other roles have foreign land grabs played in relation to those issues?

Do you feel that land grabs for environmental reasons are justified? I’m an old-fashioned reporter — I want to go see. Fred Pearce is an award-winning former news editor at New Scientist. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The investment, ministers believe, will inevitably bring food and jobs to their people. Fred Pearce is an award-winning author and journalist based in London. Chapter 19 Maasailand, Tanzania: Most likely your pension fund has a slice of the action too.

I skipped around, tasting the bitterness of land grabbers in Africa and and other parts of the world. The Book of Five Rings. Shop Class as Soulcraft. The main focus of the book is in Africa, where the biggest “land grabs” are happening. I had read about people buying up water rights, but was not aware of these giant land grabs.