Rules on how to “responsibly” invest in farmland are popping up all over the place, from corporate boardrooms to UN meeting halls. But do they really help communities whose lands are being targeted or do they just help investors and the governments that are complicit with them? Where should we—as social movements supporting communities—focus our efforts? Does it make sense to fight land grabbing by adopting rules on how to do it more responsibly?
In this discussion paper, GRAIN aims to stimulate reflection and discussion on these important questions.