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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Large-Scale Farmland Investments And The Land-Water-Energy-Food Nexus – Science Trends

Large-Scale Farmland Investments And The Land-Water-Energy-Food Nexus – Science Trends: According to the Land Matrix, an independent initiative for monitoring land deals at the global scale, since the year 2000, 1453 transnational deals have been concluded which account for about 48 million hectares of land. The majority of these land agreements are concluded for agricultural or forestry purposes for the production of trees or crops for food, renewable energy (i.e. biofuel), and other industrial uses, such as jatropha and rubber productions.