Large scale farmland acquistion in African countries threatens African food security and farmers, new UN study says

by Center for International Forestry Research

Sub-Saharan Africa has become one of the most significant targets for large-scale farmland acquisitions for plantation agriculture and forestry in recent years. While much has been written as to the opportunities and risks of this trend, scant empirical evidence is available as to its magnitude, distribution and underlying drivers.

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