Special Release: MSU AFRE Session on Changing Global Farm Structure and Land Use

MSU AFRE Food Security International Update: Special Release on Changing Global Farm Structure and Agricultural Land Use. Aug 21, 2015

September 12, 2015

Machakos County, Kenya in land study area.

AFRE/Food Security Group Faculty presented an African article and organized a plenary session on Changing Global Farm Structure and Agricultural Land Use at the Triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Milan, Italy, August 8-14, 2015.  Click here to view the Special Release.  The plenary session explored the dynamic relationships between land policies, changing farm land ownership, and value chain development both globally and in three important regions of the world – China, Brazil, and Africa. Over the course of several decades, the global distribution of farm land has changed radically.  Presenters discussed the causes and consequences of changing farm land ownership and use, including its impacts on the pace and nature of structural transformation.  Links are provided in the Special Issue to obtain direct access to articles presented.  By clicking here users may also subscribe to a direct access e-mail notifying release of Quarterly Updates and Special Releases.   The AFRE Food Security Group also maintains an RSS Newsfeed: view/sign up for this by clicking here.

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