‘Land grabs’ in Africa : can the deals work for development

Abstract: sl241slmult0The paper looks at the recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions in poorer countries which has sparked a major debate. It analyzes how these investments can either create new opportunities to improve local living standards, or further marginalize the poor.

Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo; Vermeulen, Sonja

Source(s): , IIED briefing [4] p., ill., graphs, maps IIED briefing

Published: 2009 International institute for environment and development (IIED), London (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/17069IIED.pdf

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