Investments in agricultural land may be essential for achieving food security and promoting economic growth, but what are the potential costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?
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Experts from finance, research and policy cite land tenure as biggest perceived risk
United States - “It’s the biggest risk to look at,” said Sylvia Wisniwski, Managing Director of Finance in Motion investment advisory. “When land use conflicts arise, sometimes you can lose the entire investment. With big investments of 20 billion or so, you don’t have possibility of failure.”
The acquisition of agricultural land is growing at an unprecedented rate in Africa, as global demand for food and resources grows. Research shows that land disputes are also on the rise, exposing businesses to severe risks at the project level. The problem is endemic and growing – companies want evidence-based approaches to address this new reality and understand their exposure to risk. The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) financial model blends verified company data with detailed case research to accurately assess tenure risk and provide tailored support to investors and businesses.
Up to 800 families have been evicted from their homes to make way for a hydroelectric dam since 2010
BOGOTA - A landslide at Colombia's biggest dam that forced the evacuation of about 26,000 people highlights the risks to communities who have lived in the area for generations, according to campaigners who have protested for years over the massive project.