'Land Grabbing' Foreign Investors Buy Up Third World Farmland

Foreign investors are buying or leasing vast amounts of farmland in Third World countries to profit from surging demand for food crops as a result of rapid population growth. "Land grabbing" amounts to a new form of colonialism that often runs counter to the interests of locals.
A tea farm in Uganda

A tea farm in Uganda

Foto: JAMES AKENA/ REUTERS
Graphic: Land-Grabbing Around the World.

Graphic: Land-Grabbing Around the World.

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