Global land grabbing, eroding food sovereignty

This publication is a contribution to the articulation of the issue of global land grabs that have been an observable phenomenon since the advent of global food crisis which started in 2008. It places the phenomenon in the context of the current global economic crisis to trace the roots and impetus of global land grabs. It focuses on some initial cases in Asia to show the peculiarity of the issue in the regional context and project what is in store for the region. Finally, this paper uses the principles and programmes of food sovereignty to analyze the implications of global land grabs on the aspirations of farming and marginalized communities.

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