Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.
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GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH" VIDEO http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?
Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960. In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847
MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush
LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS - VIDEO REPORT http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV
29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/
MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab
MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS