The land and its people

Large tracts of agricultural land are being bought up by external investors. Turning the land into a commodity can have detrimental effects, for generations to come, on the local communities that sell or lease the land.

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Figure 1: Nauru's legacy.

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D'Odorico, P., Rulli, M. The land and its people. Nature Geosci 7, 324–325 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2153

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