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  1. Library Resource
    Do land-poor gain from agricultural investments?
    Informes e investigaciones
    Agosto, 2015
    Zambia

    In the context of the global land rush, some portray large-scale land acquisitions as a potent threat to the livelihoods of already marginalized rural farming households in Africa. In order to avoid the potential pitfall of studying a particular project that may well have atypical effects, this paper systematically investigates the impact on commercial farm wage incomes for rural smallholder households of all pledged investments in the agricultural sector in Zambia between 1994 and 2007.

  2. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Octubre, 2015
    Zambia

    The past decade has ushered in an era of increasingly contentious land politics in Zambia, with investors, the government, and chiefs simultaneously blamed for injustices in land allocation. These conflicts over land have been exacerbated, and at times caused by the lack of transparency and available data on the status of land. While a variety of actors has real grievances with the security and efficiency of the current system of land allocation, smallholder farmers bear the brunt of the risk of continuing the status quo in land policy.

  3. Library Resource

    A Case Study of Small-Scale Farmers in Chenena Village, Chibombo District, Central Zambia

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2002
    Zambia

    The paper shows that most women in Zambia and especially in the study area suffer from insecurity in land since they do not have secure title to land under customary tenure. The results from the research which was carried out using semi structured interviews with 34 female farmers show that the majority of women farmers (62%) were not allocated land directly by headmen but got land through a male contact.

  4. Library Resource
    Land tenure and food security
    Informes e investigaciones
    Marzo, 2008
    Zambia

    The paper shows that pre-colonial ecologies of agricultural systems in some parts of rural Zambia were sustainable and resilient to prevailing environmental conditions, and were therefore able to ensure relative food security, under communal land tenure. However, colonial policies of land alienation and labour migration impacted negatively on food production systems of some ethnic groups like the citemene system of the Bemba and the flood plain cultivation system of the Lozi, making them extremely vulnerable due to the absence of large numbers of males.

  5. Library Resource
    Customary land reform
    Informes e investigaciones
    Diciembre, 2010
    Zambia

    In the name of development, governments in southern Africa are reformulating land policies to facilitate privatisation of customary land rights. It is argued that this can stimulate land markets, (foreign) private investment, access to formal credit, and enhance security of tenure (by way of holding title), thereby leading to economic growth and poverty alleviation.

  6. Library Resource
    Agric investments and local communities

    Lessons from Two Investments In Zambia

    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Abril, 2016
    Zambia

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  7. Library Resource
    Land Draft Policy
    Legislación y políticas
    Octubre, 2006
    Zambia

    Land is the most fundamental resource in any society because it is the basis of human survival. Land is the space upon which all human activities take place and provides continued existence of all life forms and minerals.

  8. Library Resource
    Conversion of customary land
    Informes e investigaciones
    Enero, 2014
    Zambia

    Zambia recognizes two types of land tenure: customary and leasehold tenure. While historically the majority of land in Zambia has been held under customary tenure, leases (also called leasehold titles) are the only legal means of holding land rights. In 1995, a new Land Act was passed, which makes it easier for investors to acquire leasehold titles to customary land. When an investor obtains a leasehold title to customary land, the customary land reverts to the state once the lease expires and is thereafter governed by statute.

  9. Library Resource
    Land and women in Zambia
    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Diciembre, 2012
    Zambia

    Most women in Zambia do not enjoy the same land rights as men. Zambia’s Lands Act provides support for women who hold statutory land, but the law does not apply to customary land. Most land is held under custom and most customary tenure systems do not provide women with significant land rights — even when they do, traditional institutions often do not effectively implement the rules.

  10. Library Resource
    UNHABITAT Zambia

    Zambia Southern Africa

    Informes e investigaciones
    Agosto, 2015
    África

    This report was commissioned by UN-Habitat to review the laws and land tenure of a selected number of southern African countries. It involved the appointment of country specialists who researched and produced country chapters for their respective countries namely, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. A regional expert was appointed to produce a regional overview to serve as a source document for the country reports, as well as provide overall coordination of the project. The project was carried out over a period of roughly one year, which began in March 2004.

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