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Susanne Posel, Contributor
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based out of Washington, D.C.
The RRI encourage forest protection and policy reforms within the forest economy.
They work alongside development agendas under the guise of supporting local livelihoods. Nations with the agenda of installing regional and global initiatives to collaborate research, advocacy and implementing strategic actions that reflect sustainability.
In February of this year , RRI was involved in the land grab initiative in which 500 million residents of the sub-Saharan region of Africa was targeted for its 3.46 billion acres of farmland. Foreign governments and investors purchased this land to produce food that would not be used to feed the African people, but rather sold to countries like the US for profit