This Paper whose title is “Land Grabbing, the ground is pulled away under the poor’s feet” describes Land Grabbing itself. Apart from describing its drivers, reasons and historical development, the study states that by 2030 the available agricultural land should grow by more 515 million ha to secure the need of food-, energy- and forest production.
This enormous need is recognized to be possibly only partially (50%) covered through actual un-used agricultural land, the other part would be given through forest transformation into agricultural lands. Land Grabbing is the result of acquisition of lands for food and agro-energy crop production usually in developing countries, of which the paper gives some examples: firstly quoting some Investment funds investing in overseas agricultural lands, secondly giving two case studies (Cambodia and Myanmar) to describe historical progression of land alienation, often illegal, and the environmental and social impact on indigenous land and people. The paper concludes by underlying that these land acquisitions are openly disrespecting the human right to food.