The flow of investment capital into rural areas across Europe has many sources—from institutional investors seeking sustained returns from farming and farmland to private individuals initiating new ventures, often in innovative sectors that help diversify rural economies. This chapter situates that flow in debates dealing with rural development and with the financialisation of land and property. It flags the passive nature of some institutional investment and the active interest that many private individuals take in projects that bring new economic activities to rural areas.
KeywordsLand Investment Impacts Europe
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