Report Blames Elites for Land Grabbing

National elites in developing countries, including Tanzania, are among the most notorious land grabbers, study finds

According to a study by the International Land Coalition (ILC), national elites in developing countries, including Tanzania, are among the most notorious land grabbers.

The accusation is one of the highlights of a major study on the issue that was conducted last year, which points out that while influential personalities in the countries grow wealthier off land acquired through unfair means, many of their poor and largely voiceless compatriots are rendered poorer.

The study points out that evidence indicates that the insensible and in some cases violent grabbing of land in rural communities by foreign individuals and institutions is made possible by the learned elites and politicians in the name of investment.

To read the article titled, “Big shots lead in land grabbing, says report,” click here http://allafrica.com/stories/201201090854.html.

 

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