About The Author

Dr. Giuseppina Siciliano is a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London. At SOAS she carries out research on the linkages between energy, environment and development, with a particular focus on energy infrastructure development in Asia, Africa and Latin America, land use changes and the the water-energy-food nexus. In addition, Giuseppina works as an academic tutor and dissertation supervisor for SOAS MSc Programmes in Sustainable Development, Agricultural and Environmental Economics and as a senior expert consultant for the Ministry of the Environment in Italy on sustainability and circular economy.

Large-Scale Farmland Investments And The Land-Water-Energy-Food Nexus

In response to energy policies and resource scarcity, many countries have become interested in finalizing farmland commercial agreements mainly with developing countries in the global South, especially in Asia, Africa, and South America. This phenomenon of foreign large-scale land acquisitions, also labeled as “land grabbing” is increasing worldwide. According to the Land Matrix, an independent