Addressing the Drivers of the Global Rush for Farmland Acquisitions

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October 2010 | 8 pages

The proliferation of large-scale foreign land acquisitions (FLAs) in poor countries have been a matter of concern to the international community over the last two years. Many of these deals are tantamount to land grabbing that violate the right to land and right to food of small farmers and fishers, especially women, pastoralists and tribal peoples. This brief asks what forces drive the land deals and what can be done to address them on the basis of a food sovereignty agenda.

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What are the principal drivers and motives behind the proliferation of FLAs?

What are the factors that encourage increasing speculation in farmland?

Recommendations: Addressing the underlying drivers of FLAs

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