World Bank urged to ‘put its own house in order’ to prevent land grabs

World Bank urged to ‘put its own house in order’ to prevent land grabs


Oxfam International has urged the World Bank to freeze its own land investments and review its policy and practice in order to prevent land-grabbing*.

The movement’s new report, ‘Our Land, Our Lives’ revealed that in the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally, enough to grow food for a billion people. Estimations showed that this was the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world today.

In particular, ...


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