Innovations in Access to Land: Land Grab or Agricultural Investment

There has been a documented trend in recent years of foreign governments and private firms investing and acquiring large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export. Recent campaign by NGOs and other activists opposed the guiding principles endorsed by the World Bank, the FAO, IFAD and UNCTAD on “responsible” land investments. According to many, these investments deny land for local communities, destroy livelihoods, and reduce the political space for peasant oriented agricultural policies. Read more here.

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