What Drives the Global Land Rush?

This International Monetary Fund working paper on land grabs suggests that investors are attracted to countries where there is weak land governance. These countries typically have large arable plots of land that are owned by small farmers who do not have access to technology. The paper calls for the immediate documentation of cross-national investments and advocates for the improvement of land governance.

By Rabah Arezki, Klaus Deininger and Harris Selod


November 2011

To view the working paper, click here.