Land Grabs: How Latin America is Different from Africa
Our understanding of ‘land grabs’ is informed too much by African examples, and too little by realities of other regions. Drawing from dubious land deals in Latin America, Dr. Jun Borras explains why we should re-think the roles of national governments and foreign companies, and understand the importance of ‘flex-crops’ & the scale of the capital involved.
(Watch: 5 Ways to Re-think Land Grabs)
A specific Latin-American example is the spread of Soy monoculture in the Brazilian Amazon. In this interview, Dr. Sergio Sauer explains the politics and economics of the land grabs that have made it possible. And why this is everyone’s business.
(Watch: Soy Framing and Land Grab in the Brazilian Amazon)