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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Farmland as a commodity - The Statesman

Farmland as a commodity - The Statesman: The age-old tussle over scarce resources is nothing new and with land increasingly becoming a scarce resource the world is witnessing an increased struggle for it. However, the pace with which urban and industrial development encroaches on farmland and the way large tracts of farmland are going into private hands has not been witnessed since the colonial times.

To many rural dwellers, land holds enormous importance as being the main livelihood asset. The economy in these rural areas draws heavily on agriculture; thus, access to land serves as a security for food and income generation to farmers.