Food & Water Watch has recently produced a 4-page factsheet on the
global trend of land grabs. Many of the land buyers, especially from
arid and import dependent countries, are essentially seeking access to
water as much as they are land. Buying or leasing land with more
plentiful water allows arid countries to shift domestic irrigation
water to municipal water supplies.
The factsheet, Global Land Grab Undermines Food Security in the
Developing World is available here:http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/world/global-land-grab-undermines-food-security-in-the-developing-world