publication . Article . 2015

Political Economy of Global Rush for Agricultural Land: a Tract on India’s Overseas Acquisitions

Verma, Santosh Kumar;
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  • Published: 12 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Kassel, Germany and Federation of German Scientists (VDW)
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
This paper is an attempt to map the global land acquisitions with a focus on Indian MNCs in acquiring overseas land for agricultural purposes. It tries to outline the contemporary political economy of capital accumulation at the global level, especially, in the emerging developing economies like India and China, where the emergence of a new capitalist class has engaged itself into acquisition of land and control of other natural resources in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and South East Asia, for example, water and other minerals to secure itself from the eventual losses of ongoing economic crisis and to earn profit from the volatile agricultural commodit...
Subjects
free text keywords: small farmers, agriculture, land acquisition, economic crisis, transnational corporations, food sovereignty, 630 - Landwirtschaft, Veterinärmedizin (Agriculture)
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