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Conference report “The Global Land Rush – What’s real & what are the myths?” (24 March 2011)

Reports about land acquisitions in developing countries – often labeled as land grabbing – are on the rise. The number of land-related conflicts seems to be growing, leading to concerns about increasing land inequality in societies were many people depend on access to land for their livelihoods. On 24 March, 2011, International Development Studies (IDS) of Utrecht University, in collaboration with LANDac and the Society for International Development (SID), organised a seminar about the global land rush, referring to the increasing occurrence of land acquisitions by both domestic and international investors. This document gives a summary of the presentations and discussions during the seminar

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