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Land tenure and international investments in agriculture. A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

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The report findings include: No evidence of ‘pro-poor, win-win’ scenarios in these land deals; Negative impacts on communities where such land deals are carried out; Majority of land deals are not linked to food production, but for the production of biofuels and other industrial products such as timber; Major land deals occur not just in Africa, but worldwide – involving not just transnational capital, but domestic capital as well; And it is most likely that the trend in land grabbing will continue and escalate in the future, and might lead to renewed conflicts.

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