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Economic Brief - Large Scale land Acquisitions in Africa
The growing international interest in investing in African farmland has attracted considerable attention recently. Media reports over the past few years spotlighted the scale of land acquisitions and laid the foundation for the analytical investigation that followed. The distinctive feature of these land deals that has attracted the attention of the media and the global research establishment is the speed of the acquisitions, the transparency (lack thereof) of the terms and the scale of the acquisitions and implied investment.