Since the food and financial crisis in 2008, a race for arable land has started worldwide. States, corporations, banks and funds of rich countries buy up large chunks of land to produce agrofuels and grow crops for food - or just to speculate.
O governo prepara a flexibilização de tais restrições, já que o objetivo é apenas barrar movimento especulativo com a terra brasileira, como a compra de lotes por fundos de investimento ou investidores que não têm foco na produção.
The company is currently looking at concluding another deal in Africa as well as other opportunities on behalf of regional investors for large scale production of crops in areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Investors have found a new target -- farmland in eastern Germany. As a result, the price of agricultural land there has soared by up to 100 percent. Many farmers are concerned about their survival after their current lease agreements run out in two years.