Land grab or development opportunity? International farmland deals in Africa

@inproceedings{Cotula2009LandGO,
  title={Land grab or development opportunity? International farmland deals in Africa},
  author={Lorenzo Cotula},
  year={2009}
}
The accuracy of these estimates is hard to assess, but evidence points toward significant levels of activity and upward trends over the past five years. In four African countries alone (Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali), approved land allocations to foreign investors since 2004 amount to over 1.4 million hectares of land (just below the size of a country like Swaziland or Kuwait); this excludes allocations below 1,000 ha, allocations to nationals and pending negotiations. Due to incomplete… CONTINUE READING

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