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The relationship between the financial capital and the land market: The world phenomenon of land grabbing

Grant number: 16/06013-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 07, 2016
Effective date (End): July 26, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Samuel Frederico
Grantee:Rodrigo Cavalcanti Do Nascimento
Supervisor abroad: Peter Lindner
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Research place: Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:15/10471-6 - Financial capital and agricultural use of Brazilian territory: the acting in the land market the BrasilAgro company, BP.DR


This research derives from the FAPESP Nº 2015/10471-6 project, which aims to analyse the strategies of use of Brazilian territory by the BrasilAgro company. It is the first Brazilian company connected to the agricultural production traded on the stock market - São Paulo and New York. The beginning of the XXI century was marked by the agricultural commodities "boom" and for the 2008 financial crisis. Such situation resulted on a real "race for land" of global proportions (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) in special, by interest bearing capital. Due to this, uncountable debates emerged between civil society's representatives (social movements, NGOs) and academic institutions regarding the phenomenon known as land grabbing. Thus, this research internship aims to emphasize the theoretical study of this recent global phenomenon and its relationship with the interest bearing capital and the land market. In order to do so an extensive literature search, text reading and research group and colloquia participation will be performed in the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. The referred academic institution has been promoting important debates and publications about the topic by means of its teachers, such as: Stefan Ouma, Philippe Kersting and other researchers.

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