Equitable and Sustainable Development of Foreign Land Acquisitions: Lessons, Policies and Implications

Published in: Handbook of Research on In-country Determinants and Implications with Foreign Land Acquisitions, First edited by E. Osabuohien, 12/2014: chapter Chapter 1: pages 1-20; IGI Global.

20 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2015 Last revised: 1 Apr 2015

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Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Christian-Lambert Nguena

University of Dschang - FSEG; Association of African Young Economists (AAYE); Research in Applied Micro and Macroeconomy (REMA)

Date Written: December 9, 2014

Abstract

Large-scale agricultural land acquisitions have been covered substantially in recent literature. Despite the wealth of theoretical and empirical studies on this subject, there is no study that has reviewed existing literature in light of concerns over sustainable and equitable management. This chapter fills the gap by analyzing and synthesizing available literature to put some structure on existing knowledge. The paper has a threefold contribution to the literature. First, it takes stock of what we know so far about the determinants of land grab. Second, it presents a picture of sustainable and equitable development of the foreign land acquisitions. Third, policy syndromes are examined and policy implications discussed. Based on the accounts, the issues are not about whether agricultural investments are needed, but on how they can be sustainably and equitably managed to make positive contributions to food security and domestic development.

Keywords: Governance; Equity; Sustainable Development; Land Grab

JEL Classification: F21; O13; O55; Q15; Q34

Suggested Citation

Asongu, Simplice and Nguena, Christian-Lambert, Equitable and Sustainable Development of Foreign Land Acquisitions: Lessons, Policies and Implications (December 9, 2014). Published in: Handbook of Research on In-country Determinants and Implications with Foreign Land Acquisitions, First edited by E. Osabuohien, 12/2014: chapter Chapter 1: pages 1-20; IGI Global.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2586628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2586628

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