Land grab guidelines provide little aid to farmers

The UN passed a series of voluntary guidelines to prevent land grabbing and protect small-scale farmer's rights a year ago. But so far the rules haven't had much impact on foreign investors buying up land.

La Espera

Avanza en la región la compra de tierras por parte de empresas; en Uruguay, anteproyectos para frenar extranjerización están en la órbita del Poder Ejecutivo.

Land grab by MNCs in Africa cause for concern: Experts

The controversy regarding India’s permission to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and growing “land grab” in Africa by multinational corporations are being closely watched globally by agriculture experts, researchers and donors.

FAO calls for farmer-centred approach to investment in agriculture

Report calls upon governments, civil society and corporate investors to ensure that large-scale investments in agriculture, like the acquisition of land by private companies and funds, are transparent, accountable, socially beneficial and environmentally sustainable.