This guide is for organisations and individuals working to support communities whose land rights, lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by agricultural investments.
Investment treaties can have far-reaching implications for land reform, for public action to address “land grabbing” and more generally for land governance frameworks
Understanding where the money for a given investment comes from and where the produce is sold can provide new levers for public accountability.
Agricultural commercialisation concessions are contracts between governments and agribusiness companies for control over the supply of inputs and purchase of farm produce in a given geographical area.
A new report by the International Institute for Environment and Development about large-scale land deals in Ethiopia states that allocating land to investors has not shown a lot of benefits.
A new report claims that European demand for biofuels is not to blame for land acquisitions in poorer countries. But evidence suggests that the issue is more complex than the biofuels industry would like us to believe.
Land “grabbing” in Africa has become a polarizing issue, says Lorenzo Cotula, a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in his new book, The Great African Land Grab?
People who feel wronged by large scale land deals in Africa are taking a variety of steps to seek justice, according to new research that examines the accountability of public authorities that preside over such deals.
Avec ses 100 000 ha de terres irriguées, l’Office du Niger (ON) compte parmi les plus grands aménagements hydro-agricoles du continent africain et contribue fortement à la sécurité alimentaire du Mali.
Two new reports by IIED look at agricultural investments and land acquisitions in Mali Ans Zambia.
Lessons need to be learned to transform Africa's ‘resource curse’ into a ‘resource blessing’ and to mitigate against the negative impacts of large land-based investments.
Plus other recent publications on land grabbing from IIED