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Concluding comments and thoughts
ByFrances Plimmer, William McCluskey
Pages 13

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book demonstrates compulsory acquisition and associated rights to compensation across a global range of jurisdictions. It discusses contemporary issues associated with compulsory acquisition and compensation experienced around the world. In order to secure food sources for their domestic market, it has become increasingly popular for foreign governments or transnational companies to purchase or lease large tracts of land (including sources of water) from within the territories of other governments. There is a major issue involving the balance of cash crops and the rejection of traditional methods and the produce of agricultural operations which benefit the local community. One of the problems with large-scale land acquisition is that the negotiations and the decisions often take place between the foreign investor and the national government, which bypass the local community, both in terms of consultation and compensation.