Africa's Land Rush (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2015-07-16
Förlag
James Currey
Medarbetare
Letai, John (contributions)/Nunow, Abdirizak (contributions)/Chinsinga, Blessings (contributions)/Tsikata, Dzodzi (contributions)/Sulle, Emmanuel (contributions)/Paradza, Gaynor (contributions)/Scoones, Ian (contributions)/Letai, John (contributions)/Nunow, Abdirizak (contributions)/Chinsinga, Bless
Illustrationer
15 line.
Dimensioner
215 x 140 x 14 mm
Vikt
319 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
22:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781847011305
Africa's Land Rush (häftad)

Africa's Land Rush

Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change

Häftad Engelska, 2015-07-16
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Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom by communities. What does this mean for Africa? In what ways are rural people's lives and livelihoods being transformed as a result? And who will control its land and agricultural futures? The case studies explore the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrarian structure, rural livelihoods and food security; and the historical context of changing land uses, revealing that these land grabs may resonate with, even resurrect, forms of large-scale production associated with the colonial and early independence eras. The book depicts the striking diversity of deals and dealers: white Zimbabwean farmers in northern Nigeria,Dutch and American joint ventures in Ghana, an Indian agricultural company in Ethiopia's hinterland, European investors in Kenya's drylands and a Canadian biofuel company on its coast, South African sugar agribusiness in Tanzania's southern growth corridor, in Malawi's "Greenbelt" and in southern Mozambique, and white South African farmers venturing onto former state farms in the Congo. Ruth Hall is Associate Professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Ian Scoones is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre; Dzodzi Tsikata is Associate Professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana, Legon.
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This collection of essays is the finest to be published on the broad debates of land grabbing in Africa. It covers empirically rich and diverse case studies. These are framed in an introduction of immense analytical heft that should be read by everyone who thinks they know what is often called in short hand the land grab in Africa. * AFRICAN AFFAIRS * [T]here has been a great need for the detailed case study approach and the kind of integrated, informed assessment presented in this collection. * AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW * This anthology provides up to date political economy perspectives of large-scale cases of land acquisitions in eight African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa). . . . [C]ompelling but not altogether comforting reading. * AFRICAN STUDIES QUARTERLY * The most historically grounded, lucid and nuanced understanding to date of the complex political economy of the contemporary rush for land in Africa. - Prof Adebayo Olukoshi, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Institute for Development and former director of * CODESRIA *

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Introduction: The Contexts and Consequences of Africa's Land Rush - Ruth Hall and Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata State, Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Kwara State, Nigeria - Joseph Ariyo and Michael Mortimore Recent Transnational Land Deals and the Local Agrarian Economy in Ghana - Dzodzi Tsikata and Joseph Yaro Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Ethiopia: Implications for Agricultural Transformation and Livelihood Security - Maru Shete Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Ethiopia: Implications for Agricultural Transformation and Livelihood Security - Marcel Rutten Land Deals and Pastoralist Livelihoods in Laikipia County, Kenya - John Letai Land Deals in the Tana Delta, Kenya - Abdirizak Nunow The State and Foreign Capital in Agricultural Commercialisation: The Case of Tanzania's Kilombero Sugar Company - Emmanuel Sulle The State and Foreign Capital in Agricultural Commercialisation: The Case of Tanzania's Kilombero Sugar Company - Rebecca Smalley Trapped between the Farm Input Subsidy Programme and Green Belt Initiative: Malawi's Contemporary Agrarian Political Economy - Blessings Chinsinga Trapped between the Farm Input Subsidy Programme and Green Belt Initiative: Malawi's Contemporary Agrarian Political Economy - Michael Chasukwa Agrarian Struggles in Mozambique: Insights from Sugarcane Plantations - Gaynor Paradza and Emmanuel Sulle South African Commercial Farmers in the Congo - Ruth Hall and Ward Anseeuw and Gaynor Paradza