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Land grabs

by PLAAS in 2017

Looking at several large-scale land deals in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, this extraordinary documentary highlights the nuanced impacts of these investments. Small-scale farmers and producers, national government officials, and African policy-makers unpack the deals, showing that there are...

by Yunan Xu in 2016

In the last two decades, Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) sector has gained ground and expanded rapidly and massively in the province of Guangxi in southern China, leading to important land-use and land control changes, involving both international and domestic investors. The villagers who are...

by Henry Veltmeyer in 2016

A salient feature of global capitalism over the past decade has been the emergence of a trend towards the rapid expansion of foreign investment in the acquisition of land, dubbed ‘landgrabbing’ by the exponents of ‘critical agrarian studies’ (Borras & Franco, 2010), who view the trend as...

by Yonit Percival in 2016

Law provides an important prism through which both the discursive surfaces and material expression of agro-extractivism may be examined. It is emblematic of systemic rationality, unmasking it with starkness rarely found elsewhere. As a discourse, law represents a body of language, concepts and...

by Frank Ademba, Denis Mpagaze in 2016

In recent years, agriculture in Tanzania has been affected by repeated climatic and economic shocks, resulting in sustained low crop yields and leading to food insecurity at both household and national levels. The challenge for Tanzania is therefore to use the potential surrounded in agriculture...

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