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Few Benefits, Huge Risks: Taking Stock of the Global Land Rush

30 September 2021

Since the surge of large-scale land acquisitions by international investors starting a decade ago, the Land Matrix Initiative has recorded land deals with a staggering total contract size of 30 million hectares. Experts will discuss the alarming results of its third Analytical Land Matrix Initiative Report at the GIGA Forum/GIGA Talk.

30 September 2021, 16:00 EST

Welcome note: Nora Boehm is Senior Policy Officer for land-related issues at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Speaker: Apl. Prof. Jann Lay is Lead Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs and Head of the GIGA Research Programme “Globalisation and Development.” He is a member of the Land Matrix Steering Committee and a co-author of the report.

Discussants: Constanze von Oppeln is Program Manager at Welthungerhilfe.

Berns Komba Lebbie is National Coordinator of Land for Life in Sierra Leone.

Moderator: Dr. Christoph Kubitza is Research Fellow at GIGA Institute for Asian Studies and co-author of the report.

Register for the event here. 


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