The Dilemma of Land Grabs and the Implications for Sustainability. Development volume 54.1 out now!

The first issue of Development 54 starts the one year debate on sustainability by looking at the dilemma of the current global land grabs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It engages academics and researchers of the Land Research Action Network and of the University of Utrecht in a hot debate on land speculation today. The journal issue tackles land, commodity and food speculation. It explores the implications for an equitable and sustainable development and looks at how to ensure that any benefits from foreign land development are passed on to local people.

Table of contents

Editorial: No More Black Fridays by Wendy Harcourt

Development volume 54 takes up the crucial issue of sustainability.

See also recent SID Forum debates on land grabs in Africa:

The new land rush in Africa: An interview with Mikael Taylor (ILC)

The great African land rush by Angela Zarro (SID)

SID Trend Monitoring Report: Drivers of regional food security

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