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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    From Eastern Congo to the coast of Kenya, “security” crises are used to evict forest peoples, creating greater insecurity in the process. We compare this practice in relation to the Batwa in present day Kahuzi-Biega (DR Congo), the Ogiek in 1980s Mt Elgon (Kenya), the Benet Mosopisyek bopth at Mt Elgon in 2008 (Uganda), and the Aweer in Lamu County from 1963 to 1967 (Kenya).

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Tanzania

    Tanzania is a low-income country in Eastern Africa with a population reaching nearly 56 million inhabitants. Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the
    economy, providing 31 percent to GDP and contributing 24.9 percent of annual export earnings, in particular through the main export crops cashew,
    tobacco, sugar, coffee and cotton. Tanzania records a continuous agricultural sector growth and is considered largely self-sufficient in its main staple

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2022
    South Africa

    Agricultural activities are directly dependent on the availability and quality of natural resources, particularly land and water. While the availability of land has featured strongly in South Africa’s growth and transformation policy agendas, this piece focusses on presenting a more detailed view of the quantity and quality of South Africa’s land resource, and how this impacts the agricultural use and viability of land resources in sustaining South Africa growth objectives. 

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2022
    Mozambique

    In a context of conflict affecting northern Cabo Delgado, the government approved the request for allocation of 12,000 hectares of land located in Palma in favour of the Cabo Delgado Economic Development Promotion Centre (CPD), an unknown public entity created in May 2021 and whose attributions and competences are confused with the mandate of the Integrated Development Agency of the North (ADIN). The approval of the provisional DUAT in favour of the CPD was not preceded by a public consultation with affected communities, as required by land legislation.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2020
    Zimbabwe

    An agreement between the Zimbabwean Government and the Commercial Farmers Union on compensation for land taken from white farmers was finally agreed on 29 July 2020;20 years after the land reform programme began. There had been previous attempts;but the science of asset valuation is far from exact. The issue had blocked international recognition of the Zimbabwean Government. Looks at the detractors and sceptics and asks how the agreed sum of US$3.5 billion will be paid for. Believes this is an immensely important step in a long-running and frustrating saga.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2018
    Ethiopia

    This policy brief outlines the positive impact that formalisation has on smallholder farmers;particularly the vulnerable;and presents the work that LIFT is doing..This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2018
    Ethiopia

    This policy brief sets out how LIFT has developed of an individual SLLC-linked loan product that uses the produce of the land as a form of guarantee and its importance for smallholder farmers.This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2018
    Ethiopia

    This policy brief outlines LIFTs activities that aim to improve farmers access to improved agri-inputs and technologies that are climate smart.This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Ethiopia

    This policy brief explores the challenges that vulnerable groups face in achieving land rights security and the approach LIFT has taken to ensure their inclusion in the demarcation process..This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Ethiopia

    This policy brief analyses retail regulations regarding agricultural inputs and recommends further action to improve market access for smallholder farmers..This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...

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