The changing welfare of rural households in the vicinity of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania

ACDE Trade & Development Seminars


Emma Aisbett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.


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Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

Large-scale foreign land acquisitions (LSFLAs) are proving to be one of the most contested aspects of globalization and development.

On the one hand proponents claim these investments will boost productivity and provide badly-needed growth in poor rural areas. On the other hand critics claim poor rural populations are losing access to land, water and other natural resources, while facing increased food prices due to a shift toward export-oriented agricultural production.

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