A potential approach to securing poor communities’ and women’s rights to land and natural resources in partnership with large scale investments in Mozambique

March 2013
CARE International in Mozambique Briefing Paper

CARE commissioned a review of the community land delimitation and demarcation processes implemented by various organisations in Nampula province, focusing on the work of ORAM. Contains an analysis of the extent to which these programmes are assisting communities to prepare for the advent of an expected wave of large-scale investments throughout the north of the country, in the face of gas and coal discoveries and the proposed development of large-scale agribusiness ventures along the Nacala corridor. Concludes with a proposal on a potential approach to securing group land rights that permits the establishment of partnership arrangements based on the use of land by private sector entities.