Banks, pension funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions have stepped up their investment in farmland in recent years, including financing for controversial large-scale land deals in developing countries. NGOs are now calling specifically on financial institutions to ensure that their investments are environmentally and socially sound, or consider divestment. – See more at: http://triplecrisis.com/ngo-target-financial-investment-in-farmland/#sthash.P3nEGDCa.dpuf