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Following the convergence of the financial, food and fuel crises in 2008, the past decade has seen a scramble for land, with governments seeking to ensure food security and agribusiness corporations and financial investors aiming to capitalise on issues of food insecurity. Tania Salerno explores this land rush by focusing on Cargill, a major agro-industrial commodity trader and intermediary actor in the global agricultural system, and its land acquisition agendas in Inonesia and the Phillipines. She investigages why it is that a powerful global giant like Cargill, which has succesfully acquired land in so many different political and economic contexts could only acquire 294 hectares in Mindanao in the Phillipines.

Event details of Cargill's acquisition agendas in Indonesia and the Phillipines
Date 15 May 2018
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

T.N. Salerno: The Politics of Land Deals: Cargill’s Acquisition Agendas in Indonesia and the Philippines.


Prof. H.W. van Schendel

Porf. S.M. Borras (Erasmus Universiteit)


Prof. B.N.F. White (Erasmus Universiteit)

Dr R.A. Rutten


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.