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Land grab v food security: Can global regulation cope?

Foreign investors in the agricultural sector are under regulated in the current framework of international investment law, voluntary guidelines and fragmented national investment legislation, and over protected in regional and bilateral investment treaties and domestic regulation.

Farmland and water: China invests abroad

The authors found reports of 86 Chinese agriculture projects covering 9 million hectares of land in developing countries. They were able to confirm the existence of 55 projects covering 4.9 million hectares.

Farmland and Water: China invests abroad

Study finds reports of 86 Chinese agriculture projects covering 9 million ha of land in developing countries and confirms the existence of 55 projects covering 4.9 million ha.

Going public to improve investment in agriculture

While certain provisions in contracts can contain sensitive commercial information that may require a level of confidentiality, it does not justify keeping all information about large-scale agricultural projects outside the public domain.