Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Tuesday, June 7, 201

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Hedge Funds Create Volatility in Global Food Supply with Land Grabs Across Africa

Financial backers – including U.S universities and pension funds – are lured by high returns and turn a blind eye to theft of land, displacement of people

Oakland, CA – Hedge funds and other foreign speculators are increasing price volatility and supply insecurity in the global food system, according to a series of investigative reports released today by the Oakland Institute. The reports are based on the actual materials from these land deals and include investigation of investors, purchase contracts, business plans and maps never released before now. Continue reading