Assessing tenure risk in African sugar | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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October 2018
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Land disputes associated with Africa sugar often lead to long and costly delays. Our research finds 46% of disputes last over 10 years – and half of these are still unresolved today. In serious cases, disputes close projects down and severely reduce market access. Companies are failing to mitigate these serious risks because they lack the tools and data to make the business case for action.

The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative offers free support to businesses investing in African sugar to help them accurately assess tenure risk and develop corporate policies and programmes.

This briefing assesses the tenure risk in African sugar investments as identified by QTR.

Find out more about QTR

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The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.

TMP Systems is a boutique consultancy based in the United Kingdom, with staff in the United States and the Philippines. Our work spans asset management, commercial investment systems design in carbon, energy and land use and environmental, social and governance diligence.

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