European investors and land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa

The article examines the European share in large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper aims to identify correlation between biofuels policy and large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa and the consequences of this phenomenon. It first identifies the backgrounds that caused the increased interest in biofuel production and, consequently, African land acquisition in recent years. Then, it examines growth in the number of land transactions that take place on the continent. Finally, the paper investigates the share of European capital in land transactions. The last section outlines the consequences of this phenomenon and provides a set of recommendations to address land policies in African developing countries.


Issue Date:
2013-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 2081-6960 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/190780
Published in:
Problems of World Agriculture / Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, Volume 13, Number 28
Page range:
94-104
Total Pages:
11
Series Statement:
Zeszyty Naukowe Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego / Scientific Journal Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Problems of World Agriculture




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