The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security
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The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security

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As we struggle to feed a global population speeding toward 9 billion, we have entered a new phase of the food crisis. Wealthy countries that import much of their food, along with private investors, are racing to buy or lease huge swaths of farmland abroad. The Global Farms Race is the first book to examine this burgeoning trend in all its complexity, considering the implic...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Island Press
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Tim Pendry
This is a collection of papers from many perspectives and from all ideological stances on the initial stages of a major wave of investment, some piratical but much not, in agricultural production in the emerging world.

It has to be regarded as an interim (2013) review and may be outdated within a few years. It is based on uncertain data (no fault of the contributors) so that (we hope) we may now expect a great deal of corrective research.

I have a conflict of interest as professional adviser to on...more
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