'Land Grabbing' in Developing Countries: Foreign Investors, Regulation and Codes of Conduct

14 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last revised: 5 Aug 2013

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Nadia Cuffaro

University of Cassino - Faculty of Economics

David Hallam

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Date Written: January 20, 2011

Abstract

The paper discusses the recent developments of FDI in land in developing countries. Two issues are analyzed: the first is the available evidence on the so called “land grab” and the associated question of the role of control on land in the internationalisation of developing countries agricultural production. The second is the problem of the risks of such large land deals and the possible function of corporate social responsibility in mitigating them.

Keywords: Land Grab, FDI, Codes of Conduct

JEL Classification: Q15, F23, M14, O19

Suggested Citation

Cuffaro, Nadia and Hallam, David, 'Land Grabbing' in Developing Countries: Foreign Investors, Regulation and Codes of Conduct (January 20, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1744204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1744204

Nadia Cuffaro (Contact Author)

University of Cassino - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Cassino
Italy

David Hallam

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

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