This primer provides an introduction to some of the key issues that arise in the negotiation of contracts linked to investments in agriculture, and practical guidance for how to approach common issues. First, it outlines the typical goals of three important stakeholders – the government, companies, and communities who live on or near land on which a project will take place – along with the risks that each type of stakeholder faces. Then, it discusses the role of contracts and lawyers, provides tips for negotiations, and includes resources for further reading.
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Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsOctober, 2019Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2012Global
This Guidance Note provides guidance for investors and companies on the requirements contained in the IFC Performance Standards for issues linked to involuntary resettlement as part of project-related land acquisition. It offers guidance to minimise adverse impacts on displaced persons and host communities, and to improve the livelihoods of those affected by resettlement.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2016Senegal
In Senegal, concern about large-scale land acquisitions has been growing since 2000. Senegalese agriculture has long relied on small-scale family holdings and extensive agriculture. But the current population growth rate, combined with rapid urban development and natural resources degradation, have inevitably changed the game.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2015
Ever since the oil, financial and food crises of 2008, sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed a marked increase in large-scale investment in agricultural land. The drivers of this investment are varied and include growing food, water and energy insecurity as well as social and economic interests of investors and recipient countries. The shape of these investments and their eventual outcomes are equally influenced by the existing land and water governance systems in the host countries.
Library ResourceLegislationNovember, 1962India
An Act to deal with the settlement of Government Land in the State of Odisha. It is enacted as a general legislation formulating a set of uniform principles regarding lease of Government waste lands with the primary objective of governing the settlement of waste lands in a planned manner uniformly throughout the State.
Library ResourceRegulationsDecember, 1956India
The Governor of Orissa in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 5 of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India has promulgated this regulation to Control and Check Transfers of Immovable Property in the Scheduled Areas of the State of Odisha by Scheduled Tribes (ST). Any transfer of immovable property by a member of a ST to non-STs, except by way of mortgage in any public financial institution for securing a loan granted by such institution for any agricultural purpose, shall be absolutely null and void.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchMarch, 2015Kenya
Illegal and irregular allocations of public land were a common feature of the Moi regime and perhaps it’s most pervasive corrupt practice. The Ndung’u Report as well as various reports of the Public Investment Committee details numerous cases of public land illegal allocated to individuals and companies in total disregard of the law and public interest. Most allocations were made to politically correct individuals without justification and resulted in individuals being unjustly enriched at great cost to the people of Kenya.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesMarch, 2015Kenya
The Land Act, 2012
The Land Registration Act, 2012
The National Land Commission Act, 2012
The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011
The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011
Library ResourceNational PoliciesEthiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
This Rural Land Use and Administration Policy of the Afar National Regional State seeks to provide an answer to the following problems: The traditional land administration and use system is not in line with the formal government land administration and use system.
Library ResourceLegislationPeru, Americas, South America
La presente Ley deroga el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1.090, Ley Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre y el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1.064, Régimen jurídico para el aprovechamiento de las tierras de uso agrario.
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