Land Rush – Why Poverty?

What happened in 2008? “By the end of the 20th Century world food prices were stable and world hunger was actually declining. All that changed in 2008.” Watch the video to learn more.


Published on Jan 6, 2013


How do you feed the world? To find out more and get teaching resources, go to 75% of Mali’s population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali’s land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off – but can Mali’s farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? Director Hugo Berkeley & Osvalde Lewat Producer Eli Cane Produced by Normal Life Pictures Why Poverty? Video URL:

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