• Extranjeros a la caza de propiedades agrarias
    • IPS
    • 05 May 2009

    Más de 20 millones de hectáreas de tierras en el mundo en desarrollo están en manos de gobiernos y empresas extranjeras, ejemplo de una apropiación agraria que se disparó con la crisis alimentaria del año pasado.

  • Land grab: The race for the world's farmland
    • The Independent (UK)
    • 03 May 2009

    Neo-colonialists are buying up agricultural land in Africa – and local farmers could be crushed unless there are international rules to protect them.

  • Selling farms to foreigners: Question of profit or loss
    • The Straits Times
    • 01 May 2009

    Rattled by last year's food price crisis, governments and corporations have signed a slew of deals to lease or buy arable land in cash-strapped nations, mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia.

  • Food scare sparks Third World land rush
    • Reuters
    • 30 April 2009

    The International Food Policy Research Institute said 15 million to 20 million hectares of farmland in poor nations were sold since 2006, or were under negotiation for sale to foreign entities.

  • Food crisis triggers land grab in developing countries
    • VoA News
    • 29 April 2009

    Von Braun says many details of the land deals are unknown because of a lack of transparency. But he estimates the amount of land and money involved. “It adds up to 15 to 20 million hectares currently under negotiation…. So it’s fairly large. How much money is involved? If we add up the deals negotiated and the investments planned, it adds up to $20 to $30 billion of investment,” he says.

  • “Land grabbing” by foreign investors in developing countries: risks and opportunities (IFPRI)
    • International Food Policy Research Institute
    • 29 April 2009

    These land acquisitions have the potential to inject much-needed investment into agriculture and rural areas in poor developing countries, but they also raise concerns about the impacts on poor local people, who risk losing access to and control over land on which they depend.

  • Spotlight turned on overseas land grabs
    • Financial Times
    • 28 April 2009

    Foreign investors in overseas farmland “should not have a right to export” during a food crisis in the host country, a government-backed think tank is to propose on Thursday, in the first code of conduct to address the so-called land grabbing trend.

  • Sowing the seeds of regret?
    • Globe and Mail
    • 08 April 2009

    Increasingly, the land deals are coming under the scrutiny of the UN and watchdog groups such as Grain, the International Land Coalition and the IFPRI. That's because it is not obvious that they are win-win situations.

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