From international land deals to local informal agreements : regulations of and local reactions to agricultural investments in Madagascar : draft conference paper

Abstract: This article analyses the dynamics of local politics within the framework of large-scale farmland acquisition projects in Madagascar, using the case of the 1.3 million ha land acquisition by Daewoo for export of palm oil and maize to South Korea. Author(s): Perrine, Burnod Source(s): , 16 p. draft Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR).…

Mobilising tax revenue to finance development : the case for property taxation in Francophone Africa

Abstract: The design and implementation of property tax systems in West Africa as a source of national or municipal revenue is analysed. Development partners could support tax reform through capacity building in the areas of fiscal decentralisation, governance, skills, ICT, collection, and enforcement. Author(s): Monkam, Nara F. Source(s): , Working paper / University of Pretoria;…

Land grab or development opportunity? : agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa

Abstract: The first detailed study of large scale land acquisitions in Africa analyses the modalities and likely impacts. highlighting the possible opportunities if things are managed well and warns of the risks to food security and rural development if contracts are not properly negotiated and enforced. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo Source(s): , viii, 120 p., ill.,…

‘Land grabs’ in Africa : can the deals work for development

Abstract: sl241slmult0The paper looks at the recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions in poorer countries which has sparked a major debate. It analyzes how these investments can either create new opportunities to improve local living standards, or further marginalize the poor. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo; Vermeulen, Sonja Source(s): , IIED briefing [4] p., ill., graphs, maps…

Gouvernance foncière en Afrique centrale

Abstract: The systems of land rights and land governance in Central Africa (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Burundi, Madagascar, Central African Republic) are described. Subjects include public administration, legislation, conflicts, problems, and innovations. Author(s): Ntampaka, Charles Source(s): , Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers; 7 iii, 59 p., ill., tabs Document de travail sur les régimes…