Analyse 39: Large-scale land acquisitions in Liberia

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Brot für die Welt | 30.05.2013

Analyse 39: Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Liberia (english)

More and more African governments give away land to companies as they wish, even if occupied by local smallholders. This new phenomenon, called “land grabbing,” is especially widespread in countries with weak land institutions, dubious governance and sometimes even failed states. The outbreak of land conflicts over the new land concessions by foreign companies will most likely endanger the weak conditions of internal peace. The case study describes some legal aspects on the palm oil sector.

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