Asia Program

Michael Kugelman and Sue Levenstein's Op-Ed Feature in World Politics Review

Jan 20, 2010

According to the United Nations, 74 million acres of farmland in the developing world were acquired by foreign governments and investors over the first half of 2009 -- an amount equal to half of Europe's farmland. These land deals, argue Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein in a January 20 World Politics Review op-ed, leave immense carbon footprints and threaten widespread environmental destruction.

Click here to read the op-ed , and click here to access the Asia Program's new publication, Land Grab? The Race for the World's Farmland.

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