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The Landgrabbers: Fred Pearce

March 2015

As the size of the world’s population increases so too does the demand for land on which to house people, grow food and harvest resources which they increasingly demand

The landgrabbers


0 minutes – Introduction

2:30 minutes – Lecture begins. Introducing the concept of landgrabbing

6:15 minutes – Who are the landgrabbers?

11:40 minutes – Who suffers as a result of landgrabbing?

16:50 minutes – Why is landgrabbing happening?

27:10 minutes – Why is landgrabbing allowed to happen?

46:20 minutes – What will be the future of landgrabbing?

View the Lecture here (March 2014)


AQA A Level
Unit 1: Food supply issues (optional)
Unit 3: Development and globalisation (optional)

Edexcel A Level
Unit 1: Globalisation (core)
Unit 3: Bridging the development gap (optional)
Unit 4: Life on the margins – food supply problems (optional)
Unit 4: The world of cultural diversity (optional)

OCR A Level
Unit 2: Managing rural change (core)
Unit3: Population and resources (optional)
Unit 3: Globalisation (optional)
Unit 3: Development and inequalities (optional)

WJEC A Level
Unit 3: Globalisation (optional)
Unit 3: Development (optional)

Unit 2: Changing rural environments (core)
Unit 2: The development gap (core)
Unit 2: Globalisation (core)

Unit 2: Investigating the globalisation of industry (core)

Unit 2: Globalisation in the contemporary world (optional)

Cambridge iGCSE
Unit 1: Economic development (core)

Edexcel A GCSE
Unit 1: Sustainable development for the planet (core)

Edexcel B GCSE
Unit 2: Consuming resources (core)
Unit 2: Globalisation (core)
Unit 2: Development dilemmas (core)

Edexcel iGCSE
Unit 2: Economic activity and energy (optional)
Unit 3: Globalisation and migration (optional)Unit 3: Development and human waste (optional)

Unit 3: Economic development (core)

Unit 1: Impacts of globalisation (core)
Unit 1: Measuring patterns of development (core)
Unit 1: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (core)

Unit 3: Development (core)
Unit 3: Development issues and water (core)
Unit 3: Interdependence (core)

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