07.05.2012 | Publikation
Transnational Land Deals for Agriculture in the Global South
Land Matrix partnership which includes CDE (the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern) published its first analytical report, launched on 26 April 2012 at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
It is based on data from over 1,000 agricultural land deals since 2000. The new data reveal a geographical concentration of agricultural land investments: just 11 countries, many in East Africa and Southeast Asia, account for 70% of the total land area acquired in the deals analysed. The main investor countries are classified into three groups: emerging economies, Gulf states, and Europe and North America. Evidence of increasing south-south investment and intra-regionalism is another major finding.
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