Environmental justice implications of land grabbing for industrial agriculture and forestry in Argentina

  title={Environmental justice implications of land grabbing for industrial agriculture and forestry in Argentina},
  author={Nienke Busscher and Constanza Parra and Frank Vanclay},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={500 - 522}
Abstract Land grabbing results in social impacts, injustice, conflict and displacement of smallholders. We use an environmental justice framework to analyse land grabbing and actions taken by local communities (resistance, protest, and proactive organisation). Qualitative research investigating land grabbing for tree plantations and agriculture (primarily soy) was undertaken in Argentina. We found that pre-existing local vulnerabilities tended to result in people acquiescing rather than… 
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