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Large-Scale Land Acquisition in AfricaLarge-Scale Land Acquisition in Africa
Large-scale land investment is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale at which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing issues on the continent. These land investments are promoted by advocates as “win-win” solutions - benefiting national economies, rural development and ensuring food security at the same time. Critics on the other hand view large-scale land acquisitions as “land grabbing”, a process that undermines local land rights and that disproportionately affects the socially and economically vulnerable who bear the bulk of the costs while reaping few of the benefits of the transactions.
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Tanzania, a hotspot for agrofuel investments Tanzania, a hotspot for agrofuel investments
12 Nov 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Africa, a global market for large-scale land acquisitions Africa, a global market for large-scale land acquisitions
By 2013, international large-scale land transactions amounting to 46 million hectares had been successfully transacted worldwide. Africa is the main target of these transactions: transactions accounting for 50 percent of the verified land deals have been reported in Africa. Ethiopia, Sudan, Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Cameroon in particular, have been the primary focus of land acquisition.
12 Nov 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Land acquisition by agricultural use Land acquisition by agricultural use
12 Nov 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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