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“Land Grabbing” in Developing Countries: Foreign Investors, Regulation and Codes of Conduct

Nadia Cuffaro () and David Hallam
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David Hallam: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

No 2011-03, Working Papers from Universita' di Cassino, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Abstract: The paper discusses the recent developments of FDI in land in developing countries. Three issues are analyzed: the first is the available evidence on the so called “land grab” and the associated question of the role of control on land in the internationalisation of developing countries agricultural production. The focus is on multinational enterprises in agriculture, although analysis of shifting FDI strategies requires value chain considerations. The second issue is the problem of the risks of such large land deals in the context of complex and insecure land rights. The third is the possible role of corporate social responsibility and of a model code of conduct promoted by international organisations in mitigating such risks.

JEL-codes: Q15 F23 M14 O19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2011-03
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