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land acquisition       LUcat Search catalogue 345600436

Scope note
The buying or leasing of large tracts of land by domestic and transnational companies, governments and individuals for commercial and industrial agricultural production. The popular term 'land grabbing' refers primarily to the large-scale land acquisitions following the global food price crisis of 2007-2008 but is, in fact, of all times.

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land grabbing

Related terms
land use

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Added 2012.

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