Proper consideration of land means that companies need to be ready to reduce concession sizes, adjust pre-conceived business plans and consider how to introduce more inclusive business models that do not require land acquisition. Numerous large-scale agricultural investments have been over-ambitious and some have ultimately failed. Recent pilot projects show how companies can reduce planned size of plantations to accommodate community land rights, and adopt more inclusive approaches with greater participation by out-growers and support diversified community-based businesses that strengthen livelihoods and food security.
Land governance and inclusive business in agriculture: advancing the debate
This report reviews the idea of inclusiveness in agricultural investments and analyses what ‘inclusiveness’ means to different value chain actors. Read more here.