Central and local governments as land regulators, owners and managers : who is doing what?

Abstract: This practice-oriented paper reviews typical issues and challenges of the imperfect distribution of roles between the central and local governments. The paper also outlines better methods to respond to some these challenges. The key provisions to stipulate in national laws are annexed. Author(s): Kaganova, Olga Source(s): , 32 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

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:…

Land rights and the rush for land : findings of the Global commercial pressures on land research project

Abstract: The characteristics, drivers and impacts and trends of rapidly increasing commercial pressures on land are examined. One of the conclusions is that the poor are bearing disproportionate costs, but reaping few benefits, because of poor governance. Author(s): Anseeuw, Ward; Bending, Tim; Wilson, David; Domenico, Aldo Di Source(s): , viii, 72 p., ill., graphs, maps…