Why are nations and companies buying large areas of land in other countries?

There have several recent instances of large corporations, investment groups and national funds buying up large areas of land in other countries, mostly LEDCs. The trend reflects growing concern over the issue of food security, with many companies and nations wanting to ensure that they have access to supplies of food in a globally warmed, more populated future world:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7737643.stm

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