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RSS By: Mike Walsten, Pro Farmer

Mike Walsten has covered major business trends in agriculture for more than 40 years.

World Bank To Issue Warning On 'Farmland Grab' Says Financial Times

Jul 28, 2010

Mike Walsten

The London-based Financial Times reports the World Bank will soon issue a report listing concerns about nations and investors buying farmland in other nations. The story, written by Javier Blas, states the report says investors are targeting nations with weak laws and are failing to deliver on their promises to bring investment and jobs to the nation selling the land. The story contains an interesting chart showing the amount of large land transfers reported during 2004 to 2009.

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