Ethiopia takes land from the poor and sells it to wealthy foreigners: Film

Land stealing is becoming the single most controversial issue in Africa. It involves large-scale land acquisitions by foreign countries and corporations for farming, biofuels, logging and minerals. Unlike land acquisitions in the United States and Europe where purchasers pay the fair market values for land, in Ethiopia and Africa as whole unscrupulous deals are displacing thousands of farmers and leaving local communities in abject poverty, while government officials benefit from land sales and leases.

Land reform in Ethiopia and Africa is about food security, about political and economic corruption, and in many cases about fundamental human rights.

Please watch this heart-wrenching video below:

Land for Sale – Ethiopia’s disposessed farmers

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