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Record number 428059
Title Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa; Foreign direct investment and food and water security
Author(s) Allan, T.; Keulertz, M.; Sojamo, S.; Warner, J.F.
Source London, New York : Routledge (Routledge international handbooks ) - ISBN 9781857436693 - 488
Department(s) Chair Disaster Studies
WASS
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) voedselzekerheid - waterzekerheid - pachtstelsel - landgebruik - kapitaal - activa - natuurlijke hulpbronnen - afrika - food security - water security - tenure systems - land use - capital - assets - natural resources - africa
Categories Food Security / Public Economics
Abstract According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but has been ignorant of water resource issues and the challenges of managing scarce water. The geographical scope of this book will be the African continent, where land has attracted the attention of risk-taking investors because much land is under-utilised marginalized land, with associated water resources and rapidly growing domestic food markets. The successful implementation of investment strategies in African agriculture could determine the future of more than one billion people. An important factor to note is that sub-Saharan Africa will, of all the continents, be hit hardest by climate change, population growth and food insecurity. Sensible investment in agriculture is therefore needed, however, at what costs and at whose expense? The book will also address the livelihoods theme and provide a holistic analysis of land and water grabbing in sub-Saharan Africa. Four other themes will addressed: politics, economics, the environment and the history of land investments in sub-Saharan Africa.
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