Report Trends in global land use investment: implications for legal empowerment

    by Lorenzo Cotula and Thierry Berger, IIED
    Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:45 GMT

Ethiopian farmers collect wheat in their field in Abay, north of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 21, 2009. REUTERS/Barry Malone

How can rural people be empowered to make informed choices about the land they live on and farm, and exercise their rights, when investors want to buy it?

A report by the International Institute for Environment and Development probes how a wave of land investments in low- and middle-income countries by agricultural businesses, mining and other companies has affected these communities and discusses patterns in land investments as well as developments in investment frameworks.

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