Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, investors are increasingly approaching rural communities seeking land for logging, mining, and agribusiness ventures. Even in those situations where the investors have followed FPIC guidelines and undertaken a formal “consultation” with the community, these consultations are generally conducted in a context of significant power and information asymmetries. Part of the power imbalance comes from communities’ lack of information about the value of community lands and natural resources.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMarch, 2018Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Liberia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsSeptember, 2014South Africa
The paper situates group ownership within the evolution of the land reform programme. The paper presents a group ownership and operations continuum which ranges from informal occupation of state land and production through to more formally structured and regulated production systems and tenure arrangements.
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