Opinion: agribusiness dangerous transactions

Posted on January 29, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, OXFAM Latin America

In fact, the argument is a myth that there is plenty of land available and unused waiting for them to reach the development, considers Oxfam International, a confederation of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) working for a more just and presence in over 80 nations. According to Oxfam, the land is under a lot of pressure today, due to climate change, depletion of water resources and conservation requirements.

Do not forget that from now the demand for arable land for economic purposes will be increased to produce biofuels, wood and other non-food crops and speculative investment.

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