The New Colonialism Foreign Investors Snap Up African Farmland

Governments and investment funds are buying up farmland in Africa and Asia to grow food -- a profitable business, with a growing global population and rapidly rising prices. The high-stakes game of real-life Monopoly is leading to a modern colonialism to which many poor countries submit out of necessity.
Von Horand Knaup und Juliane von Mittelstaedt
Farmers working a field in Malawi.

Farmers working a field in Malawi.

Foto: DPA
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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