Activists claim out-of-control Africa land-grabbing
Oakland Institute and /TR pointed to examples. “Thanks to reforms and policies guided by the (World) Bank, Sierra Leone has taken 20 percent of its arable land from rural populations and leased it to foreign sugar cane and palm oil producers. And in Liberia … palm-oil giants have secured long-term leases for over 1.5 million acres of land formerly held by local communities.”
All of these arguments are based on the theories that small landowners would be able to produce as much as organized production even though the smaller operators will have to proceed without modernizations of farming practices and inputs. Additionally, production using biotechnology by small land owners would be a slap to the face of the activists.
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