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How Do We Define Land Grabbing?

23 November 2016

Since there is no complete definition of land grabbing that includes all necessary parts, we need to develop and accept one that can be used for any geographical area.

Several indicators need to be taken in consideration: size, people, control, legality and usage. There are two important ideas to remember when defining, reading or using this definition. Firstly, that this framework can be used in any country or area to define land grabbing. Secondly, none of the five factors can be used individually to define land grabbing: a land grab is not based only on size or usage, it is a combination of several these points.

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