SAINT LOUIS, 24 June 2014 (IRIN) - Senegalese smallholder Doudou Sow is furious. Over the last 10 years, he says, farmers have been squeezed out by an influx of private investors acquiring fertile arable land in the Senegal River Valley where he has worked as a farmer for the last two decades.
ORANGE PLENARY: INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT - THE FUTURE OF SMALL-SCALE FARMING SYSTEMS. Discussions around the theme of inclusive development at the ILC’s biennial Global Land Forum have returned repeatedly to the rights of small scale farmers whose tenure is often unclear...
GLF BLOG DAY 1: Much To do about Land Investment
ROUNDTABLE ON LAND AND INVESTMENT IN AFRICA...
From Senegal in West Africa to Kenya in East Africa and Mozambique in Southern Africa, large scale land acquisitions and investments have constantly been on the rise.
Community lands are the lands that up to three billion people around the world hold and use today under traditional, community-based systems of ownership. These could amount to eight or so billion hectares.