Accumulation by dispossession, climate change and natural resources governance in Africa

Global economic and political initiatives, allied with national governments and other national and multi-lateral players, are driving a process of massive land alienations in the developing world. The  land  alienations  are  located  in  a  narrative  of  promoting  Foreign  Direct  Investment which will stimulate the modernization of the agricultural sector through large scale commercial farming, and thus ensure ‘development’ and food security. The impacts of the land alienations on local livelihoods and food security are predictable. What is less clear is how land alienation will impact  social  organization  and  in  particular  local institutional  coherence  and  the  governance  of natural resource use at the local level. . . . → Read More:  Accumulation by Dispossession. (PDF – 61Kb)

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