The Land deal politics initiative (LDPI)

Abstract: LDPI aims to provide in-depth and systematic enquiry into the global land grab in order to have deeper, meaningful and productive debates around causes and implications. LDPI research uses a broad framework encompassing the political economy, political ecology and political sociology of land deals. Author(s): ISS Source(s): , Published: 2012 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR).…

Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…

Land acquisitions in Tanzania : strong sustainability, weak sustainability and the importance of comparative methods : paper

Abstract: This analysis of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania shows that much of the controversy involves issues of weak sustainability – particularly levels of compensation to local villagers – rather than issues of strong sustainability such as food security, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Author(s): Purdon, Mark Source(s): , 52 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…

Who owns the land? : perspectives from rural Ugandans and implications for land acquisitions

Abstract: The effect of different definitions of land ownership, gender relations and ownership documents on women’s land rights in Uganda is examined. Many households report husbands and wives jointly own the land, but women are less likely to be listed on ownership documents and have fewer rights. Author(s): Bomuhangi, Allan; Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Source(s):…