Investigates the processes and impact of commercialisation of land in Malawi – specifically the acquisition of huge tracts of communal lands by foreign companies and local elites for sugarcane production in Nkhotakota and Chikwawa districts. The main finding was that ‘land grabbing’ for large-scale commercial agriculture in these two districts negatively affected the livelihoods of the poor communal farmers. The costs to the affected communities outweighed the benefits
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2015Malawi, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Malawi, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2015Malawi, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa
This report reflects the summary of baseline findings in Malawi, under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. It identifies gaps in climate information access and use at the local level, types of climate services farmers and pastoralists need in Malawi, relevant channels to reach farmers with requested services, lead-time and gender-specific requirements for the design and delivery of climate services that matter to farmers.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Malawi
Library ResourceOctober, 2015Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania
Women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force in Sub-Saharan
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2015Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania
Ten African countries have signed up to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – the G8 countries’ main strategy for supporting agriculture in Africa that was launched in 2012. As the New Alliance has been under way for three years, some of its likely impacts are becoming clearer. This briefing – covering Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania and Senegal – shows that some large companies involved in the New Alliance are already accused of taking part in land grabs in some countries.
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