Are Global Land Grabs Ticking Socio-environmental Bombs or Just Inefficient Investments?

Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 2, 25 October 2019, Pages 159-162
Arun Agrawal, Daniel G. Brown, Jonathan A. Sullivan

Across the lower- and middle-income world, investors are acquiring rights to large swathes of land for agricultural development, threatening both existing livelihoods and the environment. The full weight of future impacts remains uncertain. But research on sustainable agriculture offers avenues to mitigate, diffuse, and avoid negative environmental and social consequences.