It’s high time to stop referring to farmland deals exclusively as an “African land grab.” It’s an Asian story as well as an African one.
Michael Kugelman is the senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and co-editor of The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security. Any non-hyperlinked figures mentioned above are drawn from this book. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @michaelkugelman.
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