Welcome to FUF-Magazine, a website from the Swedish Development Forum’s division in Lund (FUF Pop-Up Lund).
In our first edition, we zoom in on the issue of land grabbing. Land grabbing has sparked a long-standing and on-going debate on how peasants and rural farmers, primarily in the Global South, are being dispossessed of their land. Whether it is multinational corporations, corrupt local officials or vague property rights that are behind the problem, there are many aspects to take into account when a land grab occurs. We’ve investigated the issue from a few different angles, and we hope you’ll find it as interesting as we do.
Fredrik Björksten & Kristoffer Berglund
Texts in this theme:
What is Land Grabbing – Rowena Guthrie
Land Grabbing and its Consequences – Elin Fredriksson
Neocolonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa, is China to Blame? – Matilda Englund
Everyone is Against Land Grabbing – Kristoffer Berglund
Farmland – the New Gold? – Brita Barnert
Combating Land Grabbing – Fredrik Björksten