The number of documented international land investments (aka land-grabbing) has been on the rise since 2000. Investors, whether private or governmental, are particularly interested in large-scale tracts of land located in the less-developed countries of the Global South. Inevitably, such investments have an economic, social, and environmental impact in the countries concerned. landmapping.org demonstrates the link between several development indicators and the prevalence of large-scale land investments.
— Herbert Wasserbauer (@hwasserbauer) January 30, 2017