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Curbing Land Purchases by Foreign Investors

Date Published: 
05/12/2011
Summary: 

The governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay are drafting laws to curb acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of their fertile agricultural land. (..) The study says Cambodia, which receives aid from the World Food Programme, has leased rice fields in Qatar and Kuwait, while Uganda has granted concessions on its wheat and maize fields to Egypt, and interested parties from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are making approaches to the Philippines.