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  1. Thank you Cyriaque especially for highlighting that investors are accessing land, water and other natural resources. In your case study countries, do agreements on land also include water, or were these two resources dealt with separately?

  2. Thank you Cyriaque. Your study captures very well the trajectory of agricultural commercialization and especially the inter linkages it provides from small holder land owners to large scale land owners in terms of land acquisition and how this influences land prices and utilization of natural resources often commons for the production of food for local and/ or commercial markets. On the one had poor small holder farmers including women giving up land ownership to medium to large scale land owners intensifying agricultural production, the possibility of wage-based labor offered therein. I am particularly interested in how these interactions speak into food system sustainability.

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