Contemporary processes of large-scale land acquisition by investors. Case studies from sub-Saharan Africa

November 2011
Laura German, George Schoneveld and Esther Mwangi (CIFOR Occasional Paper 68)

Includes land reform and customary tenure in sub-Saharan Africa: a brief review; methodology; the statutory underpinnings of large-scale land acquisition; land acquisition in practice: evidence from case-study countries – Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia; discussion and conclusions – legal protection of customary rights, customary rights in the context of large-scale land acquisitions, evidence from implementation.