It’s been labelled as ‘the Earth’s final round-up’. Investors are seeking to annexe forests and farmland in a global land rush. For this issue we focus on Mozambique – one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. We meet rural communities dispossessed by powerful companies, speak to subsistence farmers at odds with Scandinavian foresters, Indian rice giants and biofuel projects. But, as well as the woes, we hear about growing South-South resistance to unbalanced deals.
May 2013, Issue 462