Tanzania To Curb Land Grabbing


Following international criticism, the government is to restrict the amount of land "leased" to investors for agriculture.
  • Tanzania:  Curbing Tanzania's 'Land Grabbing Race'

    Tanzania Daily News, 20 December 2012

    From next month (January 2013), Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can "lease" for agricultural use. read more »

Tanzania's Hadza’ homeland: Deep green woodland. (file photo).

  • Africa:  Investors Must Stop Land Grabbing, Say Civil Society Groups

    Friends of the Earth, 30 November 2012

    Major farmland investors such as banks and pension funds must stop facilitating land grabs, say civil society groups  on the eve of a global farmland investment conference in ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Land Grabbing Fears Allayed

    Tanzania Daily News, 30 November 2012

    THE government has assured Tanzanians that land that belongs to villagers will never be taken from them and offered to investors. read more »

  • Africa:  Involving Local Farmers Is Key to Success of Foreign Investment

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 13 November 2012

    International investments that give local farmers an active role and leave them in control of their land have the most positive effects on local economies and social development, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Plenty of Land Available for Investment, Says TIC

    Tanzania Daily News, 12 November 2012

    TANZANIA has enough land for investment and housing purposes, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) has said, allaying fears that the country's land was up for grabs by multinational ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Farmers Should Reap Benefits of Land Acquisition

    African Development Bank, 2 November 2012

    African governments should use the proceeds from land leased to foreign investors to subsidize the cost to local farmers of modernizing their farming methods, or to build ... read more »

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