Conflicts over land

The report examines the rise of “land grabs” in Asia and how this impacts on poor and vulnerable people in the region. Recent years have seen significant increases in land deals across Asia and there is increasing pressure on land for investments in extractive resources, aquaculture, biofuels, infrastructure, real estate development and, in particular, demand for agricultural land to grow food for export. The rising demand has further fuelled land investments, speculation and illegal and unethical transfer of lands, small and large.

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