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  1. Library Resource
    Gender and equity

    A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in Zambia

    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Africa, Zambia

    In recent years, Zambia has witnessed increased interest from private investors in acquiring land for
    agriculture. As elsewhere, large-scale land acquisitions are often accompanied with promises of capital
    investments to build infrastructure, bring new technologies and know-how, create employment, and
    improve market access, among other benefits. But agricultural investments create risks as well as
    opportunities, for instance in relation to loss of land for family farmers. While much debate on ‘land

  2. Library Resource
    Videos
    February, 2017
    Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

    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 winners and losers when providing investors access to large tracts of land in Africa. For example, land deals impact differently on women and youth, and altering land regimes also impacts on access to other natural resources such as water, fish, and local indigenous vegetables.

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