Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards.

Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré, Nata

Source(s): , 29 p., ill., map, tabs

Published: 2011 Koninklijk instituut voor de tropen (KIT) [etc.], [Amsterdam etc.] (English



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