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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Timothy O.
dc.contributor.authorSidibe, Yoro
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T03:42:27Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T03:42:27Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, Timothy Olalekan; Sidibe, Yoro. 2015. Can current land and water governance systems promote sustainable and equitable large-scale agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa? In Global Water Partnership (GWP); International Land Coalition (ILC); International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Proceedings of the Joint GWP-ILC-IWMI Workshop on Responding to the Global Food Security Challenge Through Coordinated Land and Water Governance, Pretoria, South Africa, 15-16 June 2015. Stockholm, Sweden: Global Water Partnership (GWP); Rome, Italy: International Land Coalition (ILC); Pretoria, South Africa: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 9p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/75732
dc.description.abstractEver since the oil, financial and food crises of 2008, sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed a marked increase in large-scale investment in agricultural land. The drivers of this investment are varied and include growing food, water and energy insecurity as well as social and economic interests of investors and recipient countries. The shape of these investments and their eventual outcomes are equally influenced by the existing land and water governance systems in the host countries. Based on fieldlevel research conducted in Ghana and Mali which covered six large-scale agricultural investments, this paper analyzes the current land and water governance systems in these two countries through the lens of land and water acquisition and initial outcomes. It highlights missed opportunities for sustainable and equitable large-scale agricultural land investments due to uncoordinated governance systems and failure to rigorously apply detailed rules and regulations that are already in place. It offers suggestions for revamping land and water governance to promote large-scale investments that will lead to equitable distribution of benefits and sustainable management of natural resources.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWATER GOVERNANCEen_US
dc.subjectWATER RIGHTSen_US
dc.subjectLAND TENUREen_US
dc.subjectLAND ACQUISITIONSen_US
dc.subjectLAND INVESTMENTSen_US
dc.subjectLAND RIGHTSen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectFARMLANDen_US
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONSen_US
dc.subjectEQUITYen_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABILITYen_US
dc.subjectPROPERTY RIGHTSen_US
dc.subjectNATURAL RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITYen_US
dc.subjectLIVING STANDARDSen_US
dc.titleCan current land and water governance systems promote sustainable and equitable large-scale agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.gwp.org/Global/About%20GWP/Publications/Proceedings%20papers%20Pretoria%20June%202015/3_Tim_WIlliams_final.pdfen_US
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystemsen_US
cg.identifier.wlethemeManaging Resource Variability and Competing Use


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