EU urges countries leasing agricultural land in Africa to be responsible

By bne IntelliNews April 6, 2010
The EU has urgedforeign investors who have leased farmland in countries in Africain response to the sharp rise in global food prices, to use the investment tosecure food for their populations responsibly. The USand others have described the deals by countries like Saudi Arabia, Chinaand South Koreaas land grabs and warn that they are not transparent and could compromise thelivelihoods of local farmers in developing countries.

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