1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: November 24

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: Guardian News & Media Limited

Author(s): Jonathan Watts

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Researchers warn land inequality is rising with farmland increasingly dominated by a few major companies.

One percent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches, and orchards, according to a report that highlights the impact of land inequality on the climate and nature crises.

Since the 1980s, researchers found control over the land has become far more concentrated both directly through ownership and indirectly through contract farming, which results in more destructive monocultures and fewer carefully tended smallholdings.

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