BEST OF 2012: Going once, going twice…the great green land grab

BOGOR, Indonesia (17 September 2012)_“Buy land, they're not making it anymore!” Mark Twain’s wry observation on the North American land acquisition boom of the late 19th century remains just as pertinent today as it was then. More than a 100 years later, the sheer scale of contemporary global land purchases and its appropriation from local stakeholders is unprecedented since the colonial land acquisitions of the land 19th and early 20th centuries. This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.