Agricultural land grabs: What are their impacts Australia and globally?
23 May, 2016
New Law School Lecture Theatre 104, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
USYD Geoscience Society
EVENT: Agricultural land grabs: What are their impacts Australia and globally?
Monday 23 May 6.00 - 7.30PM
Lecture Theatre 104, New Law School, Eastern Ave,
University of Sydney
Since the global food crisis of 2007, agricultural land has become an attractive asset for large private corporations and state-owned entities wanting to secure food supplies. These investments have had varying effects. At times, they have been associated with forced removals of pre-existing landholders with weak tenure rights. On other occasions they have driven up local property prices and altered production priorities towards export markets. Either way, they have been implicated in creating a more vertically integrated food system aligned to global markets. This panel will discuss these issues from international and Australian perspectives.
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrence, University of Queensland
Dr Sarah Sippel, Senior Researcher, Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany
Professor Bill Pritchard, Geography discipline, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
More info: http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/events/agricultural-land-grabs-what-are-their-impacts-australia-and-globally