AFJN signed on a joint statement to stop the World Bank from enabling land grabs

AFJN signed on a joint statement to stop the World Bank from enabling land grabs

Though it is widely recognized today that land grabs are dispossessing and impoverishing rural communities across the globe, the World Bank is unwilling to change its approach. On the contrary, it is working to do more to favor investments by foreign corporations in developing countries’ agricultural sectors. At the demand of the G8 in 2012, and with funding from the Gates Foundation, the UK, US, Dutch and Danish governments, the World Bank is now developing a new instrument for benchmarking the business of agriculture (BBA). Click here to read the full statement  and here to see the signatories of the joint statement

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