Right now, greedy corporations are being helped by governments to grab land from communities around the world, taking thousands of hectares away from people that rely on their land to grow food and support their families. These companies want to make more money for them and their rich shareholders.
Wednesday 27th March: While welcoming the European Commission’s ambitions on climate and energy presented today in a Green Paper, the EC has covered up the negative social impacts of Europe’s biofuel policies by severely underestimating the amount of biofuels-related land grab in Africa and the impacts on global food prices in an EC report also out today, claims international anti-poverty agency ActionAid.
Around Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day communities in Kenya, Gambia and Nepal are sending in SMS messages on land issues that are affecting them, to help create a compelling case for action both...
News that the EU is planning a limit on the use of food-based biofuels has been welcomed by ActionAid. But the anti-poverty agency warns that without a total ban on food and land based fuels, millions will still go hungry because food prices will continue to be affected and land will still be grabbed.