There is a direct link between land rights and land grabs, says the IMF. Countries with better governance and land rights laws are less likely to agee to large-scale land purchases by foreign investors. That makes sense, but the additional claim that smallholder land ownership directly increases family farm productivity and income is now coming under question.
4 Land rights an antidote against ‘land grabbing,’ but maybe not for poverty
1 At Clinton Global Initiative: Landless women at root of many problems
I’ve been reporting this week on the United Nations’ declared support (however vague) for expanding the global health agenda to…