The Challenge of Protecting Community Land Rights: An Investigation into Community Responses to Requests for Land and Resources | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
novembre 2019
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
MOKORO-45

A new wave of agricultural commercialisation is being promoted across Africa’s eastern seaboard;by a broad range of influential actors – from international corporations to domestic political and business elites. Growth corridors;linking infrastructure development;mining and agriculture for export;are central to this;and are generating a new spatial politics as formerly remote borders and hinterlands are expected to be transformed through foreign investment and aid projects. In this study the authors have been asking: what actually happens on the ground;even when corridors as originally planned are slow to materialise? Do the grand visions play out as expected? Who is involved and who loses out? To answer these questions;APRA research into growth corridors has focused on three key examples: the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT);the Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor;and the Beira and Nacala corridors in Mozambique.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Namati (Rachael Knight

Publisher(s): 

Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment

Namati is an international organization that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research. Through our work, we seek a better understanding of the impacts of legal empowerment and the most effective mechanisms for achieving them. 

Fournisseur de données

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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.

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