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[PDF] Investors running wild on land: the threats posed by international investment agreements

Author: Traidcraft, Published on: 30 January 2013

[PDF] Against the backdrop of the ever-present challenge offood security in the 21st century, large tracts of land are being bought up by foreign investors around the globe with little attention being paid to the governance of these deals. Known by different names – land acquisitions, agricultural investment or land grabs – these deals are regulated by international contracts and agreements which are heavily skewed in favour of investors. The agreements themselves are increasingly criticised by many countries, fearing that they seriously undermine their ability to regulate investments in the public interest. Countries and development agencies need to pay attention to the risks they pose for food security. [refers to Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, Philip Morris International]

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Related companies: Chevron Occidental Petroleum Philip Morris International