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"Production Grabbing": New Investors and Investment Models in Agriculture
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s: Ward Anseeuw, Antoine Ducastel 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 37-55 FullText PDF:  464 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2013-002002
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This paper details profound agrarian restructurings related to new agricultural investment models. These models, promoted by macro-actors such as banking corporations; investment funds; asset management companies and agricultural engineering companies, often foreign to the agricultural sector, integrate the primary agricultural production within totally integrated, finance-value-chains. Macroactors oversee, control and own the entire process (supply of inputs, monitoring of the harvest, hedge and sale of the production) whereas independent farmers become "service-providers" of these institutions and in several cases do not even own the land. The paper analyses the agricultural production models being developed in South Africa, their implications for the country’s agricultural development trajectories and for the status of the independent farmer in South Africa. EconLit Classification: F230, Q150, Q180
Keywords: South Africa, Investment, FDI, Corporization, Agriculture

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Ward Anseeuw, Antoine Ducastel, "Production Grabbing": New Investors and Investment Models in Agriculture in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2013, pp. 37-55, DOI:10.3280/QU2013-002002


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