A CRITIQUE OF THE PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT

  • Carlo Alessandro Castellanelli Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Abstract

The CFS (Committee on World Food Security) principles provide a framework to help ensure that investment in agriculture is sustainable, and contributes to inclusive growth and poverty reduction. This paper analyzes the recent phenomenon known as land grabbing as an important topic for theoretical and empirical investigations. Initially, it focuses on discussions of the existing literature on the subject, building on empirical data from previous studies, and then addresses the impacts of land negotiations around the world. Subsequently, there is a systemic examination of the CSF principles. This critical analysis demonstrates that the protection against land grabbing is weak and there is an urgent need for clearer and more precise frameworks. Finally, this analysis shows that a deeper understanding of contemporary globalization is needed with respect to the governance aspects within the complex schemes of investment in foreign lands.

Author Biography

Carlo Alessandro Castellanelli, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Mestre em Engenharia de Produção

Pró-Reitoria de Planejamento - UFSM 

Published
15/12/2016
How to Cite
CASTELLANELLI, Carlo Alessandro. A CRITIQUE OF THE PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 16, dec. 2016. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/1622>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2017.e16007.
Section
ARTICLES

Keywords

Grilagem; Segurança Alimentar; Biocombustíveis; Impactos Sócio-Ambientais; Land Grabbing; Food Security; Biofuels; Social and Environmental Impacts; Acaparamiento de tierras; Seguridad alimentaria; Biocombustibles; Impactos Sociales y ambientales.