09 Jun '11, 9pm

US universities in Africa 'land grab': Much of the money is said to be channelled through London-based E... #Africa

LONDON - Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland - and some of the deals may force thousands of people off their land, according to a new study. Chinese and Middle Eastern firms have previously been identified as "grabbing" large tracts of land in developing countries to grow cheap food for home populations. But Western funds are behind many of the biggest deals, according to researchers at Oakland Institute, an advocacy research group based in California. They said foreign investors are profiting from "land grabs" that often fail to deliver the promised benefits of jobs and economic development, and can lead to environmental and social problems in the poorest countries in the world. Their new report on land acquisitions in seven African countries...

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