FarmPolicy

November 22, 2019

Global Food Security; Animal Agriculture; Dairy Issues; Biofuels-Indirect Land Use; Climate Change; and Farmland Values

Global Food Security

Javier Blas reported on Sunday at the Financial Times Online that, “Only a short time ago, African farmland seemed of little interest to outsiders. But last year’s food crisis and water scarcity in many countries has changed foreigners’ appetite with the result being that fertile soil in Africa is now sought by international investors to the tune of hundreds of thousands of hectares.

“The first big report on the trend – branded by some as ‘farmland grab’, but seen by others as a huge development opportunity – concludes that food security, rather than commercial enterprise, is behind most of the deals sealed or negotiated.”

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