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India's Role in the New Global Farmland Grab

This report by GRAIN analyzes the role of 19 Indian companies involved in landgrabbing deals abroad. The Indian government is concerned with its long-term food and water security and has loosened regulations on Indian companies investing in overseas operations. Simultaneously, the Indian business sector is actively engaged in sending high-level trade delegations to developing nations that offer incentives to foreign investors, such as Ethiopia. The report considers the negative “ethical, political, human rights and environmental” consequences for peoples who are displaced by landgrabs. It also gives voice to activists fighting for small farmers rights and calls for a shift away from the current model of “large, corporate commercial” agriculture towards sustainable agriculture.

By Rick Rowden
August 2011

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