Photo: S4S FILMSThe lack of adequate and secure access to land and natural resources for the rural and urban poor is one of the key causes of hunger and poverty in the world. Land grabbing further exacerbates the highly unequal distribution of land ownership, thereby impacting the enjoyment of the human rights of the local population, particularly their right to adequate food.

Land grabbing is merely one expression of a broader process of commodification and financialisation of food, land, water, seeds and nature.