Annual World bank conference on land and poverty : conference agenda

Abstract: The theme of the 2011 conference was “Countries strengthen land governance”. In a period of land grabbing, better land governance can encourage investment, steer urban growth and improve social welfare. It also helps countries overcome a legacy of inequality, dispossession and conflict. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English…

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.,…

Food crisis and the global land grab : governments and corporations are buying up farmland in other countries to grow their own food or simply to make money

Abstract: This blog serves as a resource for those monitoring or researching the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 Asian peasant coalition (APC) etc.], [Quezon City etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://farmlandgrab.org/

Outsourcing’s third wave : buying farmland abroad

Abstract: The fear of rising food prices and trade bans have prompted rich food importers from the Middle East and China to acquire vast tracts of poor countries’ farmland. Is this beneficial foreign investment or neocolonialism? Author(s): Source(s): , The Economist [4] p., ill., graph, map, photogr The Economist Published: 2009 Economist newspaper, London (English…