Monday, 22 April 2013

Land grabbing in Europe exposed (report)

 Land Concentration, Land Grabbing and People’s Struggles in Europe

Land concentration and land grabbing do not occur only in developing countries; in fact, both are underway in Europe today. A new report by European Coordination Via Campesina and Hands off the Land network shows that land grabbing and access to land are critical issues today in Europe, and also reveals that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other policies are implicated. The report, involving 25 authors from 11 countries, reveals the hidden scandal of how just three per cent of landowners have come to control half of all farmed land. This massive concentration of land ownership and wealth is on a par with Brazil, Colombia and Philippines.

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