The Great African Land Grab?: Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System

The Great African Land Grab?: Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System

by Lorenzo Cotula

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780324203
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: African Arguments Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lorenzo Cotula is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a policy research institute based in the UK. Lorenzo leads IIED's Land Rights Team, undertakes research and policy advocacy on land rights and on investment in agriculture and extractive industries, and coordinates a multi-country program to strengthen local capacity to get a better deal from natural resource investment. Before joining IIED in 2002, Lorenzo worked on assignments with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and with two Italian NGOs. He holds a Law Degree (cum laude) from the University 'La Sapienza' of Rome, an MSc in Development Studies (Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical roots of the land rush
3. Scale, geography and drivers of the land rush
4. 'Land grabbing' in the shadow of the law
5. Winners and losers
6. Conclusion

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