From Land Grab to Win-Win - Seizing the Opportunities of International Investments in Agriculture
AbstractForeign acquisitions of farmland in Africa and elsewhere have become the focus of concern. Many observers consider them a new form of colonialism that threatens food security of the poor. However, investments could be good news if the objectives of land purchasers are reconciled with the investment needs of developing countries.
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Date of creation: 2009
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Land grab; FDI; investment; trade; colonialism; food security; land tenure; globalisation;
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