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Ihsaan Haffejee
13 Mayo 2019
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia
Namibia
Sudáfrica
Honduras
Colombia

Por Vijay Prashad*

23 Julio 2018
Authors: 
Dr. Joseph Feyertag
Anna Locke
Malawi
República Democrática del Congo
Global

How do we make land-based agricultural investments more inclusive, particularly regarding land rights? This was the focus of the agenda as LEGEND held the 6th UK Land Policy Forum on July 11 2018, with lively discussions from all involved – including government, DFIs, academics and land-related CSOs.

The Sugar Rush in South Africa - land grabs, land rights, human rights, agriculture
África austral
Malawi
Mozambique
África subsahariana
Esuatini
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

By Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex

The expansion of sugar production in southern Africa has been dramatic. From its early beginnings in Natal to the huge commercial estates across the region established during the colonial era, new investments are being planned. The land rush in southern Africa is often a sugar rush, with the ‘white gold’ promising riches to governments, local elites and large corporates alike.

Village in rural Malawi (©Lorenzo Cotula)
18 Julio 2019
Authors: 
Mr. Liam Wren-Lewis
Malawi

The distribution of land in Malawi is highly unequal and frequently inefficient. Large areas of land are underutilised in a context where many Malawian farmers would be able to put such land to productive use. In this context, the Malawian government has been slow and ineffective in undertaking land reforms, despite large demand for change both from investors and the local population.

One Company’s Journey to Better Respect Land: Illovo Sugar Africa
12 Julio 2019
Authors: 
Mina Manuchehri
Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia
Sudáfrica
Global

Our sugar is made from sugarcane. And sugarcane is not planted in trees or in the air, it’s planted in the ground, in the soil, on land. It’s the bedrock of our investment.

—Illovo Land Champion

Announcing the LandAssess Tool: Demystifying Land Risks in Project Due Diligence
2 Julio 2019
Authors: 
Mina Manuchehri
Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Global

In recent years, numerous companies have made commitments to better recognize and respect land rights throughout their supply chains. Although making such commitments is a critical first step towards achieving more responsible investments, many companies still struggle with how to practically implement those commitments.

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