The global land rush: what the evidence reveals about scale and geography

April 2012
IIED briefing (Lorenzo Cotula and Emily Polack)

A growing body of evidence points to the scale, geography, players and key characteristics of the global land rush phenomenon. Much of the data cannot be compared so improving the data and analysis is critical. All evidence indicates that land acquisitions are happening quickly and on a large scale, so we urgently need to det on with developing appropriate responses.
Date: April 2012