Land-Use Continuity: Farmland and Old Wineries

  • Nick Gallent
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
  • Meri Juntti
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Phoebe Stirling


This chapter explores cases of rural land investment that deliver continuity in land-use but bring new motives and practices to established rural activities. These cases include the following: (1) the acquisition of the Sella & Mosca Winery in Sardinia, first by Campari in the 2000s and more recently by Holding Terra Moretti. (2) Investment in United Kingdom farming by the industrial entrepreneur James Dyson, through his Beeswax Company. (3) The consolidation of horticultural activity in Almería, Spain, by larger local and international operators. (4) The Wellcome Trust’s investment in UK farming in support of its medical research goals. (5) The use of investment funds to support ‘leaseback’ farming operations in Eastern Europe.


Land investment Farming Vineyards Horticulture Impacts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Gallent
    • 1
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
    • 2
  • Meri Juntti
    • 3
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 2
  • Phoebe Stirling
    • 2
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Law and PoliticsMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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