Agr[ar]ian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : what are the implications for food production and smallholder farming?

Abstract: A 2010 survey in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger determined the scale of land acquisition by domestic investors in West Africa. Most acquisitions took place after 2000. Most investors are urban. Formal tenure on customary land is difficult. A move to involve smallholders should be encouraged. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…

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,…

Of global concern : rural livelihood dynamics and natural resource governance

Abstract: This book wants to create a better understanding of the global challenges faced by rural livelihoods that are intimately dependent on land and natural resources. This includes institutions, processes and developments at local, rural levels, among households, groups and communities. Author(s): Havnevik, Kjell; Negash, Tekeste; Beyene, Atakilte Source(s): , Sida studies; 16 263 p.,…

Participatory research and development for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management : a sourcebook

Abstract: Field-tested participatory research and development (PR&D) concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academics are presented. Applications in sustainable crop and animal production from over 30 countries are described. Author(s): Gonsalves, Julian Source(s): , 3 vols, ill. Published: 2005 IDRC, Ottawa (English ISBN/ISSN: 1-55250-180-9/ Link: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-84706-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html