Land Rights

Inadequate and insecure land rights are leading to conflicts over land, environmental degradation and overall exploitation of farmers. About two-thirds of agricultural land deals by foreign investors between 2000 and 2010 were in countries with serious food security problems, and two-thirds of foreign land investors in developing countries plan to export everything they produce.  These trends can cause wide-ranging social disruption, including loss of land title which limits farmers’ ability to pledge land as collateral and reinvest in their farms to raise productivity over time.  

Commodity Exposure to Land Rights Issues