Ethiopia in particular has seen large international food producing companies swoop in and grab as much land as they can. In the Gambela region in western Ethiopia Indian companies have bought up and leased land the size of Britain. The government maintains that leasing the land is the best way to encourage development in the country. A surprising evaluation of the situation when one considers that the average wage paid to farm workers in Gambela by these Indian companies is less than $1 a day and all the produce (mostly rice, maize, sugar cane and palm oil) is shipped home to make huge profits on the Indian market. The following short documentary from Journeyman TV explains the situation in Gambela.
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According to the daily, the machinery belongs to a firm that is removing limestone from the area…
…Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre, director of research at Ojos de Condor, described the extensive damage in the area. “We have witnessed the irreparable destruction to a set of lines and trapezoids that existed in the area,” Herrán said.
“The limestone firm responsible has not been sanctioned or supervised by the authorities of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Ica, despite being in this great archaeological reserve.”
“The company argues that the land where the plant is installed is private property and that the owner can do whatever he wants on his land, but this is not so,” he added.