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“Threats to sustainable development posed by land and water grabbing” – ScienceDirect

24 August 2017 

By jampel Dell’Angelo, Paolo D’Odorica and Maria Cristina Rulli

“Since small-scale farmers manage most of the cultivated land worldwide, the ongoing shift in systems of production associated with large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) may dramatically reshape the world’s agrarian landscape, significantly impacting rural populations and their livelihoods. The societal, hydrological and environmental implications resulting from the expansion of large-scale agricultural production, through LSLAs, make their ultimate sustainability questionable. This study, through a literature review, analyses the negative impacts of LSLAs, their hydrological dimension and how they may affect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” – ScienceDirect

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