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Land grabs

by Ben Cousins in 2017

Land has moved to the centre of political discourse in recent months. At the same time, allegations of state capture by the Gupta family have created a storm of controversy and placed the presidency under immense pressure. Leading politicians from the ruling ANC portray land as a key focus of so...

by in 2017

BICAS International Conference - New Extractivism, Peasantries and Social Dynamics: Critical Perspectives and Debates
Fourth conference, Moscow, 13-16 October 2017
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by PLAAS in 2017

Looking at several large-scale land deals in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, this extraordinary documentary highlights the nuanced impacts of these investments. Small-scale farmers and producers, national government officials, and African policy-makers unpack the deals, showing that there are...

by Yunan Xu in 2016

In the last two decades, Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) sector has gained ground and expanded rapidly and massively in the province of Guangxi in southern China, leading to important land-use and land control changes, involving both international and domestic investors. The villagers who are...

by Henry Veltmeyer in 2016

A salient feature of global capitalism over the past decade has been the emergence of a trend towards the rapid expansion of foreign investment in the acquisition of land, dubbed ‘landgrabbing’ by the exponents of ‘critical agrarian studies’ (Borras & Franco, 2010), who view the trend as...

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