Recently Published: A Thirst For Distant Lands: foreign investment in agricultural land and water
A Thirst For Distant Lands: foreign investment in agricultural land and water
A new paper published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and authored by Howard Mann and Carin Smaller, analyzes current trends in the expansion of foreign investment in agriculture. The paper highlights the causes, mechanisms and growth of long-distance farming for home country consumption, while also identifying a range of issues in relation to domestic law, the international investment contracts and international investment agreements. The authors posit that these three sources of law can have positive and negative implications for community and individual rights to land, water and food.