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Global investments in agricultural land and the role of the EU: Drivers, scope and potential impacts

Antonelli, Marta and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Turrvani, Margherita Emma and Rulli, Maria Cristina (2015) 'Global investments in agricultural land and the role of the EU: Drivers, scope and potential impacts.' Land Use Policy, 42. pp. 98-111. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the recent wave of investments in agricultural land, often referred to as land grabbing; a term that not only emphasises the appropriation of resources by investors but also implies a criticism of their potential impacts on livelihoods and ecosystems in the target countries. This phenomenon has increasingly been the focus of public attention as well as a source of concern for NGOs,international institutions, academia and civil society. More specifically, this study investigates the role that the European Union member states play, both collectively and individually, in this wave of acquisitions in agricultural land, by providing a comprehensive overview of the drivers, scope and potential impacts of these land deals.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 02648377
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.04.007
Depositing User: Giuseppina Siciliano
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 11:57
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19771

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