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By: Kieran Cooke
Date: October 5th 2016
Source: Middle East Eye

After food costs spike, Saudis spent billions buying up farm land around the world. Who benefits exactly and can the spree continue?

hey control rice farms in Ethiopia, Sudan and the Philippines, cattle ranches in California and Arizona, wheat fields in Ukraine and Poland, ranches in Argentina and Brazil and shrimp producers in Mauritania.

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By: Claudia Ciobanu

Date: 11 July 2016

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

Residents ranging from fishermen and farmers to mayors and small business owners say water in the lake system of Wielkopolska region in western Poland is disappearing, drying out farmland and jeopardising the region's economic base in agriculture and tourism.

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