Vol. 44 Nr. 1/2010 - "Land acquisitions - land grabbed?"

Foreign direct investment in land, also known as 'land grabbing', has become an explosive topic, especially in poor developing countries. In its first 2010 issue, Rural 21 gives insights into current trends in FDI, the political dimensions, the dangers that land grabbing by foreign investors hold for local food security, but also the opportunities it can bring for rural populations. Reports from countries in Africa and Asia illuminate the paths FDI is taking and the impacts it has, including on land law.