Destroying the World’s Peasantry? Criticism of Agricultural Investment principles

The World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretariat recently presented seven “Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment” (from FAO, IFAD and UNCTAD) try to make sure that large-scale land investments result in “win-win” situations, benefiting investors and directly affected communities alike. This article suggests that the principles lack some oomph. Read more here.


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