Tag Archives: land grabs

Exploring dispossession: Biofuel land deals in Ghana

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In this post, Festus Boamah explores large-scale land acquisitions in Ghana and the local politics that surround them. Festus is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography in the University of Bergen, Norway. 

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It’s the real thing: why Coke’s land grab commitment matters

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 Following on from GRAIN’s post in our series on agricultural politics, Winnie Byanyima addresses what can be done to encourage a shift from land grabs towards responsible land governance. In this post, she shares the success of Oxfam’s latest campaign, which has prompted Coca Cola to adopt a policy of ‘zero tolerance for land grabs’. She also […]

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Whose land grab is it anyway?

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In this blog, GRAIN argue that ‘win-win’ scenarios for local communities, national governments and investors are lauded in theory but usually hard to come by in practice. When local communities try to hold those acquiring land to account they face a range of obstacles. Perhaps the most fundamental obstacle, is finding out who acquired the […]

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Conflicts over land and threats to customary tenure in Africa today: Part Two

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In the second blog of this two-part series, Pauline Peters argues that ‘land grabs’ in Africa, and the debates that surround them, have only reinforced the political importance of relations around land in the continent. Those who hold customary tenure are particularly vulnerable to foreign investors, she explains. However, whilst we need to analyse the role of […]

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Conflicts over land and threats to customary tenure in Africa today: Part One

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 In the first blog of this two-part series, Pauline Peters argues that ‘land grabs’ in Africa, and the debates that surround them, have only reinforced the political importance of relations around land in the continent. Those who hold customary tenure are particularly vulnerable to foreign investors, she explains. However, whilst we need to analyse the role of […]

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