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Title:International land deals in Eastern and Southern Africa
Editor:Mihyo, Paschal B.ISNI
Year:2014
Pages:277
Language:English
City:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
ISBN:9994455745; 9789994455744
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Malawi
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Subjects:land acquisition
foreign investments
sustainable development
food security
poverty reduction
Abstract:This collective volume evaluates recent land transfers involving big investors from outside Africa in terms of how they influence food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. It is a collection of case studies on land deals in several countries of Eastern and Southern Africa. The findings point to several factors that will need to be taken into account as the implementation of these deals proceeds and as new deals are entered into. All of the case studies seem to show that while foreign companies are taking some of the most fertile land to use it to meet their food and nutritional needs, millions of the populations in the host countries are becoming more land and food insecure. Contents: The impacts of international land investment on local-level employment creation and food security in Ethiopia: the cases of Itang, Bako Tibe and Dangur districts in Gambala, Benishangul Gumuz and Oromia regions (Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu); Progresses and impacts of large-scale land transfers in Benishangul-Gumuz region: evidences from two districts (Dereje Teklemariam, Kelemework Tafere and Tsegay Berhane); Large-scale land deals in the sugar industry and rural development in Malawi: a political economy inquiry (Blessings Chinsinga, Michael Chasukwa and Sane Zuka); International land deals and rural poverty reduction in Kisarawe district, Tanzania (Samwel J. Kabote, Elliott P. Niboye and Justin J. Ringo); Nature and magnitude of land acquisitions in Tanzania: the role of different actors, key trends and drivers in land acquisitions (Mangasini A. Katundu, Innocent M.A. Makungu and Shakila H. Mteti); Land deals in Uganda: an invisible hand in land grabbing and rural development (Roberts K. Muriisa, Pamela K. Mbabazi and Meldard Twinamatsiko); Land reforms and land use for food security and inclusive development in East Africa (Paschal B. Mihyo); Acquisition of land for expansion of sugar production: effects on the livelihoods of the Magobbo smallholder farmers in Zambia's Mazabuka district (Thomson Kalinda); National and international actors in the orchestration of large-scale land deals in Zimbabwe: what is in it for smallholder farmers? (Manase Chiweshe and Patience Mutopo); Making international land deals conducive to inclusive development: conclusions and policy considerations (Paschal B. Mihyo). [ASC Leiden abstract]