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Large scale land acquisitions – the opportunity or threat for the developing world?

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The purpose of this article is to analyze the new phenomenon in the global economy-large scale land acquisitions, new kind of FDI in agricultural sector, namely in farmland, and to answer the question if it constitutes rather the opportunity or threat for the developing countries. The paper is based on the study carried out on the review of the literature.
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  • Collegium of Business Administration, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
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