Policy Article

Dealing with the Race for Agricultural Land


  • Mareike Söder
  • Aslıhan Arslan
  • Setareh Khalilian
Publication Date

Several factors lead to a rising interest in large-scale investments in agricultural land, particularly in Africa. Governments of target countries and investors point to the potential for “win-win” opportunities, whereas non-governmental organisations and the media see the risks for the local population as overwhelming. The paper sets out the principles that could add to a successful outcome of these investments.


Key Words

  • agriculture
  • land