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Title:Land grabs in a green African economy: implications for trade, investment and development policies
Editors:Nhamo, GodwellISNI
Chekwoti, Caiphas
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:land acquisition
land rights
agricultural policy
economic development
foreign investments
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The sixth Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) conference took place in Arusha, Tanzania, on 24 and 25 November 2011. The conference had the aim to come up with concrete policy interventions and recommendations that would harness foreign investment in land on the continent. This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the conference. On the basis of both literature and primary research, the authors examine instances of land grabs and/or acquisitions, with a focus on the implications of land grabs for trade, investment and development policy in Africa under the global green economy transition agenda. Overall, the book advocates a 'satisfy-satisfy' rather than a 'win-win-win' orientation when land deals are made, as well as total transparency from key actors, building grassroots negotiation capacity and awareness. Chapters: 1. New generation land grabs in a green African economy: the contextual settings (Godwell Nhamo and Caiphas Chekwoti); 2. Africa's 'agrarian' revolution: legal and policy prescriptions to promote impact investment in foreign land acquisitions (Edgar Jalang'o Odari); 3. Foreign land purchases in Africa: rights and obligations of major players in the context of sustainable development (Badr Zerhdoud); 4. The impacts of foreign land deals on selected African local communities (Albert Makochekanwa); 5. Large-scale land acquisitions in Africa: a contractual approach (Enrico Partiti); 6. Foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa farmlands: a case of acquisitions or land grabbing? (Chandrakant Patel); 7. Trans-national acquisitions of land rights: implications for African economies (Abdoulaye Seck and Soamiely Andriamananjara); 8. Large-scale land acquisitions and smallholder farmers in Uganda (Samuel Mabikke); 9. Conclusions and policy pointers: what must Africa do? (Godwell Nhamo). [ASC Leiden abstract]