Africa's land rush : rural livelihoods and agrarian change

TitleAfrica's land rush : rural livelihoods and agrarian change
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
Series EditorR. Hall, I. Scoones, and D. Tsikata
Pagination 204
Date Published2015
PublisherJames Currey Ltd
Place PublishedWoodbridge
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number978184011305
KeywordsDemocratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, foreign investments, Ghana, Kenya, land acquisition, land tenure, landownership, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, rural areas, Tanzania

The case studies in this book explore the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrarian structure, rural livelihoods and food security; and the historical context of changing land uses, revealing that these land grabs may resonate with, even resurrect, forms of large-scale production associated with the colonial and early independence eras. The book depicts the striking diversity of deals and dealers: white Zimbabwean farmers in northern Nigeria, Dutch and American joint ventures in Ghana, an Indian agricultural company in Ethiopia's hinterland, European investors in Kenya's drylands and a Canadian biofuel company on its coast, South African sugar agribusiness in Tanzania's southern growth corridor, in Malawi's "Greenbelt" and in southern Mozambique, and white South African farmers venturing onto former state farms in the Congo.

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