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Sugar Rush – Land rights and the supply chains of the biggest food and beverage companies

Sugar Rush – Land rights and the supply chains of the biggest food and beverage companies

by Oxfam | October 4, 2013

At least 4m hectares of land have been acquired for sugar production in 100 large-scale land deals since 2000, although given the lack of transparency around such deals, the area is likely to be much greater.

In some cases, these acquisitions have been linked to human rights violations, loss of livelihoods, and hunger for small-scale food producers and their families. Major food and beverage companies rarely own land, but they depend on it for the crops they buy, including sugar.

These companies must urgently recognize this problem, and take steps to ensure that land rights violations and conflicts are not part of their supply chains.

  Sugar Rush
Land rights and the supply chains of the biggest food and beverage companies

 

 

 

 

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