The most recent issue of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Newsletter contains a series of papers in on land problems in Asia, with a particular focus on food security. The issue was edited by Annelies Zoomers and contains several contributions from LandAc-related authors and studies.
Local crop or foreign commodity? Guest editor Annelies Zoomers considers the food security debate in Asia, in the context of domestic and international land acquisitions intended to meet increasing demands for both food and (bio)energy. Various strategies, such as offshore farming, the creation of agro-hubs, and foreign investors, aim to increase food security, yet often have an adverse impact on local communities and their ecosystems.