Land grabbing

03 Sep 2010

Slow Food launched a global campaign to stop land grabbing in 2010. The term ‘land grabbing’ is used to describe the purchase or lease of large tracts of fertile land by public or private entities, a phenomenon that rose significantly following the 2007-2008 world food economic crisis. Today land grabbing involves millions of hectares, equivalent to an area as big as Spain, and it continues to spread relentlessly. In addition to an international awareness campaign, Slow Food works with communities whose land is often targeted. Our projects with small-scale producers assert the right to food sovereignty and to a good, clean and fair food for everyone by focusing on developing sustainable agriculture and safeguarding food production knowledge. Find out more? Browse the articles below and explore the Land Grabbing campaign pages.

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