This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
This report details practical lessons on how to approach responsible land based investments in agriculture, derived from the experiences of LEGEND challenge fund projects and other pilots in Africa.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2019Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania
This bulletin focuses on land tenure regularisation (LTR), with articles from practitioners to accompany the new LEGEND report Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2019Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Western Africa, Global
This bulletin highlights initiatives to support socially responsible investment.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Sudan
Library ResourceJanuary, 2005Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Assesses the process to establish a system of land registration and improve land tenure security, and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups in Amhara, Ethiopia .The registration process is found to be generating conflict at the local level, due to illegal land grabbing, encroachments into common lands and land sales.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2014Kenya
Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary natural resource management institutions has been weakened, and how this impacts on resource governance and climate resilience. The case study included looks at a new hybrid form of customary/formal institution that is emerging as a response to the stagnation of development and increasing conflict around resource access.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
The policy debate about the merits and demerits of biofuels is growing and changing rapidly, with concerns being voiced over their effectiveness for mitigating climate change, role in recent food price hikes and social environmental impacts. This study contributes to these debates through examining the current and likely future impacts of the increasing spread of biofuels on access to land in producer countries, particularly for poorer rural people. It draws on a literature review of evidence drawn from diverse contexts across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa
Analyses the range of institutional arrangements being used for gaining access to land and natural resources in two regions of southern Benin.
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