In various communities across Southeast Asia, the unregulated influx of large-scale private agricultural investments has led to land grabbing, food insecurity and environmental degradation. Women, who are primarily responsible for putting food on the table, are especially affected by these problems. These challenges can be expected to increase as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) moves towards greater investment liberalization to attract private sector investors into the region. Oxfam calls on ASEAN to adopt an agreement that will bind its 10 Member States to implement a common set of policies that will safeguard the rights, welfare and interest of people amidst the entry of these investments.
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