Land Grabbing in Africa. A Review of the Impacts and the Possible Policy Responses

Tinyade Kachika - October 2010

, by Oxfam International

Research in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania indicate that land grabbing is currently a big challenge for African countries because of increased interest by foreign agricultural investors to acquire massive pieces of land in rural Africa…

Summary :
- Includes the rise of land deals in sub-Saharan Africa ;
- Land grabbing and risks for small scale farmers ;
- Land grabs: another yoke over women’s land rights?
- Is land grabbing threatening pastoralism ?
- Opportunity for groups at risk : the African Union’s continental standards on the land question.

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