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Land inequality threatens the livelihoods of an estimated 2.5 billion people

One per cent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches and orchards, according t...

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12.20 14 Dec 2020


Land inequality threatens the livelihoods of an estimated 2.5 billion people


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12.20 14 Dec 2020


One per cent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches and orchards, according to a report that highlights the impact of land inequality on the climate and nature crises.  

 

Over the past four decades, the biggest shift from small to big was in the United States and Europe, where ownership is in fewer hands and even individual farmers work under strict contracts for retailers, trading conglomerates and investment funds. 

 

Ward Anseeuw, senior technical specialist at the International Land Coalition, joined Pat to discuss the stark findings.

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