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Offer: Land Grab: The Race for the World’s Farmland


Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Africa Program, Asia Program,
Environmental Change and Security Program, Comparative Urban Studies
Project, and Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global
Economy for

Land Grab: The Race for the World’s Farmland


Carl Atkin, Partner and Head of Research, Bidwells Agribusiness

Gary Blumenthal, President and CEO, World Perspectives, Inc.

David Hallam, Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division, Food and
Agriculture Organization

Chido Makunike, Agricultural Exporter and Consultant (Senegal)

Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy
Research Institute

Raul Montemayor, National Manager, Federation of Free Farmers
Cooperatives, Inc. (Philippines)

Alexandra Spieldoch, Director, Trade and Global Governance Program,
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

The world is experiencing a grain rush. With increasing frequency,
wealthy, food-importing countries and the private sector are investing
in farmland overseas. This conference examines the patterns and
motivations of such investment; considers the implications for
investors, host countries, and food security; and features case studies
from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

To read the full day’s agenda, visit: Please check this site in coming
days for any updated conference information and for speaker bios.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into
the live or archived webcast at The live webcast
will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You
will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the
free player, visit:

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