Land grabbing : journeys in the new colonialism / by Stefano Liberti ; translated by Enda Flannelly
- Liberti, Stefano
- Uniform Title:
- Land grabbing. English
- London ; New York : Verso, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 226 pages ; 22 cm
- Language Note:
- Translated from the Italian.
- Ethiopia : an Eldorado for investors -- Saudi Arabia : sheikhs on a land quest -- Geneva : the financiers of arable land -- Chicago : the hunger market -- Brazil : the reign of agribusiness -- Tanzania : the frontier of biofuels -- Appendix I. Updates on the Web.
- "To the governments and corporations that are currently buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is called "land leasing." To its critics this new era of colonization is nothing more than "land grabbing." In this arresting account of how millions of hectares of fertile soil are being stolen to feed the wealthy thousands of miles away, journalist Stefano Liberti takes us from a Dutch-owned model farm in Ethiopia to an international conference in Riyadh, where representatives of Third World governments compete to attract the interest of Saudi investors; from institutional and commercial meetings in Rome to the headquarters of the Landless Workers' Movement in Sao Paulo"--
- 9781781681176 (hardback)
- "First published as Land grabbing. Come il mercato delle terre crea il nuovo colonialismo, (c) Minimum Fax, 2011."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index.
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