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What Drives the Global “Land Rush”?

The 2007–2008 upsurge in agricultural commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about investors causing a “global land rush”. Large land deals can provide opportunities for better access to capital, transfer of technology, and advances in productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption, deterioration in local food security, environmental damage, and long-term social polarization that led some countries to recently pass legislation restricting foreign land acquisition.

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27/07/2012 - 12:19


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