Guidelines for sustainable large-scale land deals in Africa

November 2017

Over the last few years, agribusinesses, investment funds and government agencies have demonstrated a growing interest in acquiring large portions of land particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Analysing a number of these deals in Africa suggests that objectives are usually not attained and their sustainability appears to be uncertain. Report’s aim is to provide technical guidelines to be used as a tool that may foster an enabling environment for sustainability and provide a basis for win-win investments that effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of the host countries. Argues this is feasible when the arrangements benefit both the investors and the majority of the population in the given area.