Land grab or development opportunity? : agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa

Abstract: The first detailed study of large scale land acquisitions in Africa analyses the modalities and likely impacts. highlighting the possible opportunities if things are managed well and warns of the risks to food security and rural development if contracts are not properly negotiated and enforced.

Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo

Source(s): , viii, 120 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs

Published: 2009 International institute for environment and development (IIED) : with FAO [etc.], London [etc.] (English

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-84369-741-1/

Link: http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=12561IIED

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