LandRush –Ventures into global agriculture is an artistic exploration of the social and environmental impact of agriculture around the world.
Agriculture drives climate change, extinction, erosion and water depletion. It uses about 40 % of all land on earth and more than 70 % of all freshwater; drying up riverbeds and draining aquifers.Frauke Huber and Uwe H. Martin have been documenting the social and environmental consequences of global agriculture since 2007. Using a slow journalism approach, they build close relationships with farmers, ranchers and fishermen; and interview policy makers, activists and scientists. Their projects have grown organically, chapter by chapter, in a constant cycle of research, production, and presentation./