A recent surge in agribusiness plantation deals has increased pressures on land in many low- and middle-income countries. Rural people have mobilised to protect their rights, seek better terms or oppose the deals altogether.
In Cameroon, rangelands occupy about 20 % of surface area; provide critical habitat to many animal and
plant species; offer many vital goods and services to society and are home to pastoralists, agropastoralists,
crop farmers, fishermen and hunter-gatherers, who for centuries co-existed peacefully. In
This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease.