23 Nov 2015 Landesa
RIPL’s Malawi case study emphasizes need to address land rights, women’s rights in land investments
As part of Landesa’s ongoing Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) Project, Landesa staff conducted, in cooperation with Illovo Sugar Ltd, a study focused on Illovo’s operations in Malawi.
04 Nov 2015 PLAAS
Land governance in Malawi: Lessons from large-scale acquisitions
Over the past decade, rural Malawians have witnessed a surge in large-scale land acquisitions for commercial agriculture that threaten their access, control and ownership of customary land.
19 Mar 2015 Illovo
Illovo Sugar Limited Launches its Group Guidelines on Land and Land Rights
Illovo Sugar Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its Group Guidelines on Land and Land Rights.
18 Dec 2014 BBC
Villagers losing their land to Malawi's sugar growers
We met dozens of families with land circling Dwangwa town in central Malawi, who said they had been driven out to make way for larger, industrial farm-projects.
25 Nov 2014 PRNewswire
AgDevCo invests USD 2M in Malawian macadamia nut company
AgDevCo and African Agricultural Capital Fund announce investments in a 518 ha Malawian macadamia farm.
01 Sep 2014 Fairtrade International
A seat at the table? Ensuring smallholder farmers are heard in Public-private partnerships
Study of agricultural PPPs in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya, identifies examples of PPPs failing to engage effectively with smallholder farmers.
01 Aug 2014 Mail & Guardian
Sugar wars: 35 years of bitter feuds in Central Malawi
Four hundred subsistence farmers say sugar giant Illovo illegally took over 600 ha of their land in 1979. And they still want it back.
18 Aug 2013
2013 SADC Peoples Summit: Peasants and rural women propose solutions and demand immediate action!
Land grabbing of perceived “idle” and “underutilized” land must be stopped and investments, which are pro-poor, environmentally and ecologically should be promoted.
31 Aug 2012 The Maravi Post
Malawi poor shoved out of ancestral land as global demand for food, bio-fuels grows
Investment firms describe it as the next golden opportunity. They say they're taking and using underutilised and uncultivated land. But as MaraPost's *Charles Mkula* reports, simply put, it's land-grabbing and somethings has to be done about it
26 Apr 2012 IRIN
Malawi: Without land reform, small farmers become "trespassers"
In 2009 Dororthy Dyton and about 2,000 other subsistence farmers in southern Malawi’s Chikhwawa District were informed by their local chief that the land had been sold and they could no longer cultivate there.
29 Dec 2011 Guardian
Changing land laws, policies to suit needs of locals, investors
As more and more fertile lands and rivers are in the hands of few investors, some villagers in southern Africa have started experiencing food shortages, a situation which was not there before.
28 Jun 2011 OPIC
OPIC board approves nearly $500 million for renewable resources investment funds
The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation pours $150 million into fund targeting farmland acquisitions in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia


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