Given the growing interest in African farmland and its associated impact on livelihoods of rural communities, the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (HAKIARDHI) through the support of Oxfam’s Pan-Africa Economic Justice Desk in Tanzania undertook this exploratory study on the current state of the so-called ‘New Land Grab’ in Africa. To that end the research team was tasked to gather facts, trends, processes and challenges in regard to large scale land acquisitions with a view to produce this occassional paper for awareness raising and policy engagement on land rights within the country and widely across the Horn of Africa, East and Central Africa region.
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The Land Rights Research & Resources Institute was founded in 1994 and registered as a non-governmental not-for profit company limited by guarantee under the Companies Ordinance, Chapter 212 of the laws of Tanzania.
The Institute was established out of the need to generate and sustain a public debate and participation, particularly where it matters in villages on issues of land tenure.