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5 November 2012

NAI Forum has published a new article: ‘African Land Grabbing’ by Ernest Aryeetey

The subject of transnational land acquisitions, infamously referred to as land grabbing, has increasingly become an important policy concern in Africa as acquisitions have grown in scale and number. Is this another case of corrupt African leaders selling their citizens short or simply governments pursuing an economic development opportunity? Potential benefits for host countries are very plausible, and hopes of job creation, infrastructure development and increased productivity are immensely important to a developing Africa. However, the land policies of individual African countries should account for
the important subject of transnational land use and serve to protect the rights of land users and small holder farmers.

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‘African Land Grabbing’ by Ernest Aryeetey

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