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03 Jan 2013Mpakasi
Guidelines for land allocation to investors
In 2012, PM Mizengo Pinda announced that from January 2013, Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can “lease” for agricultural use. And Tanzania Investment Centre announced that guidelines that will make the Tanzania Land Bank functional will be ready early 2013.
03 Jan 2013IPS
Tanzanie : Contenir "la course à l’accaparement des terres"
A partir de janvier 2013, la Tanzanie débutera la restriction de la taille des terres qui peuvent être "cédées" uniquement aux grands investisseurs étrangers et locaux à des fins agricoles.
28 Dec 2012The Guardian
Tanzania takes major step towards curbing land 'grabs'
Tanzania has set a ceiling for investors wanting to buy its agricultural land, a move welcomed by land rights campaigners
27 Dec 2012Northern Star
ACT refutes US website claims on land grabbing
“Land grabbing in Tanzania doesn't exist,” insists the executive director of the Tanzania Horticultural Association Ms Jacquiline Mkindi
20 Dec 2012Tanzania Daily News
Curbing Tanzania's 'Land Grabbing Race'
From next month (January 2013), Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can "lease" for agricultural use.
11 Dec 2012EcoNexus
African Agricultural Growth Corridors: Who benefits, who loses?
Governments, IFIs and corporations are collaborating in major new projects to reorder land and water use and create industrial infrastructure over millions of ha in Africa to ensure sustained supplies of commodities and profits for markets.
28 Nov 2012Daily News
Investors to acquire limited land
The Tanzanian government has agreed to put a ceiling with regard to what size of land a single large scale investor can be allocated for agriculture.
23 Nov 2012Daily Monitor
$210m investment to support rice, barley growth
Part of the $210 million that the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund and the Carlyle Group will invest in the Export Trading Group will be invested in Mbeya rice farms In Tanzania, where the group would cultivate rice and barley.
09 Nov 2012Guardian
Land motion sparks hot debate in House
A heated debate ensued yesterday in Tanzania's Parliament after Kawe lawmaker Halima Mdee moved a private motion calling on the House to adopt a resolution pressing the government to suspend the allocation of huge chunks of land for investment to foreigners.
01 Nov 2012Huffington Post
Land-grabbing's global threat
Of the many issues brought to the table at the Slow Food joint Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event this week in Turin, Italy, one of the most pressing is land-grabbing.
31 Oct 2012Let's talk land Tanzania
Energy and food demands, drivers of land grab: A case of Rufiji River Basin in Tanzania
Land grabs are carried out today in the Rufiji River Basin through the application of both force and consent.
16 Oct 2012Redeye
Tanzanian villagers pay for biofuel investment disaster
The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.

Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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Accaparements de terres: de l'analyse à l'action



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