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Library Legal frameworks enabling sustainable land-use investment in Mozambique

Legal frameworks enabling sustainable land-use investment in Mozambique

Legal frameworks enabling sustainable land-use investment in Mozambique

Mozambique is experiencing increased privatesector investment, to assist in meeting the country’s its development objectives. The government has intensified efforts to attract foreign direct investment, to improve Mozambique’s socioeconomic status and alleviate poverty. However, adequate legal frameworks are necessary to align investments with national priorities and to ensure compliance with environmental and social safeguards. Mozambique’s existing laws governing the agricultural, forestry, energy and minerals and mining sectors, are not sufficient to ensure the sustainability of future investments. In addition, the lack of technical and financial resources has compromised the government’s ability to implement existing laws. This report examines four key challenges to more sustainable land-use investments in Mozambique, viz. Weak enforcement of environmental and social safeguards, lack of incentives, insecure land tenure and low public awareness and limited access to information.

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Chiziane E, Gift R, Kibugi R, Wardell DA, Segger M.C and Haywood C.

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