HELP STOP LAND GRABS!
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The Farmland Monitor Project seeks to leverage small farmer and rural community knowledge by creating a space where folks can map instances of farmland purchases for investment, and the companies and contracts involved. Using this platform, NFFC hopes to elevate the issue of land grabbing and generate concrete data to help us pinpoint where land is being taken out of the hands of family farmers.
The Farmland Monitor is a place where family farmers, advocates and allies can provide information about non-farmer farmland purchases to ensure the future sustainability of family farms. In recent years, financial intermediaries like investment banks, pension funds, and hedge funds have begun using farmland as a vehicle for financial gain. This practice, sometimes referred to as "land grabbing," creates a volatile situation for family farmers whose livelihood and future are put at risk, while these financial intermediaries benefit from unfair farming contracts, rising land and commodity prices, and even farmland foreclosure.
Through this process, we seek to resolve many unanswered questions around farmland grabs: Where are outside farmland investments focused and who are the parties involved? Who is being hired to manage this farmland; is there a local hiring preference, and are companies providing equitable contracts to employees?