Tanzania and Mozambique — countries of vast mountain ranges and open stretches of plateaus — now face a growing land problem. As soil degradation, climate change and population growth place enormous strains on the natural resources that sustain millions of people, multinational companies are also gunning for large swaths of land across both countries. Caught between these pressures, many poor, rural communities get displaced or decide to sell their collectively held land.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2018Mozambique, Tanzania
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2012Mozambique
This report presents experiences discussed at a workshop on the use of collaborative business models in agricultural investments, which aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences and lesson and to generate lessons from local initiatives to be fed into international processes. The focus was on agriculture defined broadly to include agri-food, biofuels, timber plantations and other agricultural commodities. Experience from other sectors, such as tourism, was included to the extent that they provided insights for agricultural investments.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMarch, 2018Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Liberia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
In recent years, numerous companies have made commitments to better recognize and respect land rights throughout their supply chains. For Illovo Sugar Africa ("Illovo"), Africa’s largest producer of sugar, this entailed committing to "zero tolerance for land grabs," as well as adopting its Group Guidelines on Land and Land Rights ("Guidelines") and Road Map on Land Rights ("Road Map").
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2019Mozambique
This paper focuses on the baobab value chain in the north of Manica Province, and specifically on the ways in which commercialization of the value chain with Baobab Products Mozambique is beginning to have an impact on the gender dynamics within the households of the women collectors.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Botswana, Norway, Kenya, Africa
The present paper – the third in the HIV/AIDS Programme Working Paper Series – is based on field research conducted by two grassroots organizations – CINDI-Kitwe in Zambia and GROOTS Kenya in Kenya to map out and document cases of property grabbing from children, in particular those who became orphans due to AIDS. It is intended to explore methods which grassroots organizations use or can use to document their work.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2003Mozambique
A pergunta faz parte do quotidiano dos políticos africanos, especialistas das agências internacionais, trabalhadores de organizações não-governamentais, funcionários de ministérios da cooperação espalhados pelos países do Norte e académicos do mundo inteiro.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Mozambique, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 2012Mozambique
Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique, in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. Foreign investors looking a apparently vacant land promise high (often inflated) profits to investors and local partners. Some hope to capitalise on carbon credits or produce biofuels, and claim to be green investments. All promise jobs, schools, and local development. Local backers support the outside investors and their plantations with terms like "progress" and "modernisation".