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Post de blog (Oxfam) : "Africa’s Land Rush – what do we really know?"

« Remember the global riots over food set off by sharp spikes in commodity prices in 2008 ? The biofuel hype as THE solution to dirty oil ? And the financial crisis that drove investors to look for alternative assets to invest their dollars, euros and pounds ? As these developments came together in a perfect storm and a wave of “land grabbing” ensued, it came as no surprise that the African continent got thrown into the ring. With its seemingly cheap land (and labour), much of which was not being used, and need for investments, foreign exchange, and jobs, these land deals were a win-win situation, right ? »

Source : Oxfam, 15/03/21, Africa’s Land Rush – what do we really know ?

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