Policy-Land Grab Controversy 3

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Land Grab Controversy The world population is growing very rapidly; it’s a fact. The demand for food is on a constant rise throughout the world and we’re running out of land to support the amount of yield that will please the world’s needs as consumers. The best option seems to be the investment of farmland in other countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa where nearly 60% of the world’s available arable land is, according to Calestous (2011). This way, we can use that land to grow food to accommodate this rapid increase in demand. The action of doing this is called a “land grab,” according to Goldberg (2010). “Land grab” is a great idea because the world and U.S. population are growing and soon we just won’t be able to accommodate the massive population with the limited land we have. According to Goldberg (2010), “China, which currently accounts for approximately 20% of the world’s population (but only has approximately 8% of its arable land), announced a plan in 2008 to invest $5 billion to develop farmland in Africa.” China feels obligated to do this because they just simply don’t
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