Harvard, Vanderbuilt, Spelman Take Part in African Land Grab

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 4 Jul 2011

Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

A new report raises questions about the connection of Harvard, Vanderbilt and other U.S. universities to European financial interests buying or leasing vast areas of African farmland.

Called “Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa,” the report by the Oakland Institute claims farmers in Africa are being driven off their lands to make way for new industrial farming projects backed by hedge funds seeking profits and foreign countries looking for cheap food. We speak with Anuradha Mittal, the executive director of the Oakland Institute.

 

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