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|Titel||Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger|
|Auteurs||D.H.M. Hilhorst, J. Nelen, N. Traoré|
|Organisaties||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute, SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation|
|Onderwerp||Environment and Natural Resources|
|Trefwoorden||agriculture, governance, law, private sector, property rights|
|Regio's||Africa South of Sahara, West Africa|
|Landen||Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger|
|Samenvatting||In West Africa, domestic investors acquire plots of farm land using their connections, powers and resources. Some policy makers view these investments as a shift towards agribusiness and state that these “new actors” will modernise and professionalize farming and|
smallholders are asked to make space. Who are those new actors, how did they obtain the land, under what conditions, and how are they investing? Why are customary authorities engaging in these land transactions and what are the consequences for local farming, rural
livelihoods and the environment? This paper presents results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. We explore implications for agricultural “modernisation” and discuss local responses to regulate this phenomenon.
|Rechten||© 2011 KIT & SNV|