publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Contextualising land grabbing: contemporary land deals, the global subsistence crisis and the world food system

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
This article analytically contextualises the spate of contemporary land deals popularly known as ‘land grabbing’ by locating such deals within the processes that simultaneously underpin the capitalist restructuring of global agriculture and deepen the global subsistence crisis. The article situates contemporary land deals within the context of recent rises in food prices, offers a precise definition of land grabbing and reviews the global public policy response. It then offers an agrarian political economy analysis of contemporary corporate farmland acquisition and argues that land grabbing facilitates a broadening and a deepening of industrialised capitalist ag...
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