Land Governance in Malawi: Lessons from Large-Scale Acquisitions

June 2015
PLAAS Policy Brief 40 (Joseph Gausi and Emmanuel Mlaka, LandNet Malawi)

Includes key policy areas; the legal framework governing land in Malawi; the Green Belt initiative and the New Alliance: threats or development opportunities?; case studies of large-scale acquisitions in Malawi – out-grower schemes in Nkhotakota and Chikwawa districts; recommendations. Brief illustrates the further accelerate land concentration among local elites and the exposure of many to landlessness and food insecurity.