Stop Enabling Land Grabs: Agriculture Doesn’t Need World Bank’s Business Indicators.

This statement was signed by numerous organisations from around the world.

As a promoter and financer of large-scale land investments in agriculture, the World Bank
Group has been a key driver of land grabbing in the developing world. It is a central player in the industrial development system that is using its financial and political might, through its investment agencies and institutions, to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development, based on the neoliberal principles of privatization, deregulation, low corporate taxation and ‘free market’ fundamentalism. This model is designed to extract the maximum value from developing countries’ natural and human resources and centralize wealth and power in an already tiny but bloated corporate and elite minority.

You can read the full statement here