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Small Farmers' Loss of Land Increases World Hunger - Inter Press Service

World  (tags: africa, land grabs, small farmers, hunger, agriculture, Land reform )

- 1722 days ago -
Small farmers - like Ndomi Magareth, planting beans here on her land in Cameroon - "are losing land at a tremendous rate. It's a land reform movement in reverse," says GRAIN's Henk Hobbelink. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS


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Melanie Simon (0)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 12:22 am
Small holdings are much more productive, they grow the food where it's needed, there's biodiversity and cultural diversity and human scale work and technology interacting with communities compared to industrial 'farming' which is to my mind an oxymoron, usually monoculture, toxic, and the land, the plants and animals are just units in a money making equation with no souls.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 1:01 am
It's a crying shame that the best and healthiest ways to produce food are being forced to close shop. It's always about the bottom line for the "big guys" who can lobby their way to land grab. It's been proven that sufficient quantity would be reached by small farms whose sustainability enhances the earth rather than stuns it. Thanx Naoko

Athena F (131)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 1:51 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 3:55 am
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 4:48 am
Respect everyone's right of survival

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Sunday June 1, 2014, 6:00 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx,

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Sunday June 1, 2014, 4:22 pm
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