As part of its ‘Behind the Brands’ campaign, Oxfam today published a new report about the sugar rush and how it is driving large-scale land acquisitions and land conflicts. Sugar, as a land-intensive crop, is one of the drivers of increasing pressure on land. The report shows that these pressures have cost communities their homes, farms and food security. Major food and beverage companies are also to blame: although they rarely own land, they depend on it for the crops they buy, including sugar. Oxfam calls on individual companies to understand their supply chain and take action to solve problems.
Please access the full report via the following link: