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Challenges and opportunities of foreign investment in developing country agriculture for sustainable development
This paper describes challenges, opportunities and determinants of foreign investment in developing country agriculture for sustainable development. Options and good practices for generation of mutual benefits and prevention and mitigation of risks are presented.

Impacts of foreign agricultural investment in developing countries: evidence from case studies
This paper summarizes the results of FAO’s case studies on the impacts of foreign agricultural investment on host communities and countries. The studies suggest that the disadvantages of large-scale land acquisitions often outweigh the few benefits to the local community. 

Trends and impacts of foreign investment in developing country agriculture – Evidence from case studies
This publication examines the trends in agricultural FDI and its economic, social and environmental benefits and risks and at the national and local levels, as well as the determinants of these impacts. Download as e-book or PDF.

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