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large scale land acquisition

Acronym: LSLA

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The control (whether through ownership, lease, concession, contracts, quotas, or general power) of larger than locally-typical amounts of land by any persons or entities (public or private, foreign or domestic) via any means (‘legal’ or ‘illegal’) for purposes of speculation, extraction, resource control or commodification at the expense of agroecology, land stewardship, food sovereignty and human rights. It is sometimes also called land grabbing.

Global assessment (1st work programme) Baker-Smith & Attila, 2016

See ‘Grabbing (of wild species and space)’.

Sustainable use assessment