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From Land Grab to Win-Win - Seizing the Opportunities of International Investments in Agriculture

Fao Economic and Social Development Department

No 4EN, FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives from Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Abstract: Foreign 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.

Keywords: Land grab; FDI; investment; trade; colonialism; food security; land tenure; globalisation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F21 F23 F54 O13 Q15 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 2 pages
Date: 2009
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