A new FAO report – Trends and Impacts of Foreign Investment in Developing Country Agriculture – Evidence from case studies – has just been released.
The report presents an analysis of the foreign investment in developing countries and as such, responds to concerns around the rapid increase in large-scale land acquisitions and other forms of investment in agriculture by foreign corporate actors. The report advances inclusive business models as the way forward, noting the need for continued growth in investment in agriculture, especially of food crops.
Case studies, which analysed the drivers and the main actors in each country, as well as the institutional process and national governance context of decision-making around investment and land allocation, include:
While the 2007-8 food price crisis drew attention to a 30 year fall in agricultural investment, it also raised concerns about who should…
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