Despite a recent transparency law and participation in transparency initiatives;Cameroon’s investment environment remains plagued by poor transparency. In a new report CCSI and CED find that: communities continue to be excluded from decision-making around investments; the government pursues a top-down approach to concession allocation and remains reluctant to recognize all legitimate tenure rights; it faces threats to its legitimacy as the grievances of citizens and investors alike lead to the barring of roads by communities and investor withdrawals; investors are aware of the challenges of current legislation and are also in favour of inclusive land reform. CCSI and CED call for: a new law and a national moratorium on any new approvals for large-scale agribusiness and other land-based investment projects until Cameroon’s legal and policy landscape has been reformed.
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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.