Inequality in Land Access on the Rise Across Africa

Research has shown that inequality in access to land is increasing across the continent. Experts are calling for more rules and controls on the sale of land to counteract poverty. Fewer people around the world own land. The growing gap in ownership and access to land is impacting largely on smallholder farmers, women, indigenous and rural communities. The Global Land Inequality Report by the International Land Coalition (ILC), which includes organisations like Oxfam and German Agro Action, is the first of its kind to shed light on the scale and speed of this growing phenomenon.

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