Unexpected and Growing Interest in Land Investments? The Asian Case
20 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2013
Date Written: November 11, 2013
The aim of this paper is to provide an Asian perspective on land investments with particular reference to the European position in terms of land acquisition. At first, the paper recalls the relevance that land holds as a distinct factor of production and consumption. Then, it investigates the different ways employed to define the recent phenomenon of land-grabbing in the increasing literature review. In order to contribute to the discussion on the issue, the second part of the paper is devoted to the examination of the Asian case. Furthermore, it analyses both the direct and the indirect role played by the European Union in influencing and enhancing the phenomenon of land-grabbing in Asia. The paper concludes with observations and proposals on the impact of land-grabbing.
Keywords: Land, Natural resources, Asia, EU, Food security, Energy security, Environment, Public policies
JEL Classification: Q15, Q24, Q42, O13, O53, P28
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