Land & Investments

Commercial Pressure on Land

Investments in agricultural land may be essential for achieving food security and promoting economic growth, but what are the potential costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?

Open
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos

 

23 April 2017

Está aberta 1 vaga para professor assstente na UFG- Jataí. 

Consulte o Edital e as Normas Complementares através do site da UFG:

http://sistemas.ufg.br/CONCURSOS_WEB/informacoes/concurso/cd_concurso/1843

Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017

This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment  governance  process  thematic  areas.

Reports & Research
March 2012

The purpose of this assignment was to establish whether there is appetite to hold a public debate on how to realise better land‐based investments in Tanzania. It also aimed at identifying what would be the discussion issues and most appropriate mechanism to allow different actors from different levels to articulate their perspectives on land‐based investments in Tanzania. This has been triggered by the sensitivity surrounding the topic.

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Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017

Land is one of the terrains of struggle for most rural women in Africa because of its importance in sustaining rural livelihoods, and social-cultural and geopolitical factors that hinder women from enjoying land rights. Even when there are progressive land laws, as it is for Tanzania, women have not really enjoyed their rights. However, this has not stopped women to keep fighting for their land rights.  They have sought their own approaches by leveraging opportunities within traditional, religious, and formal systems standing for their rights. 

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Reports & Research
December 2016

Training volunteers to help their communities defend their land rights has proved an effective approach for promoting land justice in Tanzania. This report documents how Hakiardhi, a Dar-es-Salaam based research institute working on land governance issues, has established and trained a 600-strong network of male and female ‘Land Rights Monitors’ (LRMs) operating in 300 villages on various aspects of the land law, so they can help people and local governments to exercise and ensure respect for their legal rights in land disputes.

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Reports & Research
October 2017

This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM has contributed to socio-economic development in the study area, and examined the communities’ perceptions of environmental problems associated with mining activities and their impact on community well-being. A cross-sectional research design was employed, in which qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used.

21 April 2017

O Presidente guineense, José Mário Vaz, avisou hoje que deu ordens ao ministro da Agricultura para expropriar campos agrícolas às pessoas que não os querem trabalhar e dá-los a quem os cultive.

"Vou avisar aos que têm bolanhas (campos de cultivo de arroz), mas que não querem trabalhar, que esses lugares lhes serão retirados para dar a quem os quer lavrar", disse José Mário Vaz, num comício popular na localidade de Ingoré, no norte do país, junto à fronteira com o Senegal.