Guide to due diligence of agribusiness projects that affect land and property rights

October 2014
Technical Committee on Land and Development

An operational tool to help implement a wide range of international standards and voluntary guidelines dealing with the growing phenomenon of land acquisition and concentration. The central element is an Analytical Framework designed to help AFD (French Agency for Development) Group officers carry out due diligence of proposed investment projects in commercial agricultural production that affect land tenure and property rights in low- and middle-income countries. Identifies a set of criteria, key questions for each criterion and source of information to tackle those questions. Preceded by a Guide providing narrative text and examples. Clarifies the meaning of key questions in the analytical framework, identifies points that merit particular attention and shows how donors can influence the setup of a project. Draws out the main lessons learned and makes recommendations for actors in the French Cooperation