Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-192) 59 pp

April 2018

China's Foreign Agriculture Investments

Chinese officials have increased encouragement to agricultural companies to invest abroad. This report examines motivations for the investments, which can be seen as state-sponsored “land grabs” and as benign transactions, and the changing strategy of investors, government support, geographic patterns, and factors influencing the success of investments.

See related Amber Waves article: China’s Agricultural Investment Abroad Is Rising.

Keywords: China, foreign direct investment, FDI, Going Global, investment, acquisition, greenfield, agriculture, food industries, supply chain, food security

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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