Differences between rural and regional development become harder to distinguish. Territorial development is increasingly important in development assistance. The demand for arable land increases, and conflicts of interest, such as the practice of foreign direct investment in land, arise. The complexity of negotiating between all the involved parties is increasing. Therefore professional advice is highly important for all institutions involved. The agripol network has profound experience in the fields of rural and regional development as well as in land use changes and the conflicts it provokes and offers to share this particular expertise.
Opportunities to mainstream land consolidation in rural development programmes of the European Union // Steffen Noleppa et al. // 2008