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Author Cotula, Lorenzo.

Title The great African land grab? : agricultural investments and the global food system / Cotula Lorenzo
Published London ; New York : Zed Books, 2013
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Series African arguments
African arguments.
Contents Introduction -- Historical roots of the land rush -- Scale, geography and drivers of the land rush -- 'Land grabbing' in the shadow of the law -- Winners and losers -- Conclusion
Summary Hundreds of thousands of hectares of land in Africa that only a short time ago brought little outside interest are now being sought by international investors. These 'land grabs' have become one of the most contentious topics among those studying, working in or writing about Africa. Lorenzo Cotula, a leading expert in the field, casts a critical eye over the most reliable evidence, examining the implications of land deals in Africa both for its people and for world agriculture and food security
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 29, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Land use -- Africa -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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