Land Management and Natural Resource Governance

Large Scale Land Investments Study, Tanzania

In 2013, with the overall objective of understanding the impact of large-scale land acquisitions to improve the quality of future investments in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), the African Wildlife Foundation partnered with Barefoot Education for Africa Trust (BEAT) to assess the large-scale land investments in the SAGCOT region.

The study comprised of three main components to assist stakeholders to understand the implications of Large Scale Land Acquisitions (LSLA) on the particular landscape and to provide recommendations for improving the Voluntary Guidelines implementation of related land and natural resource governance policies.
Specifically, the study included:

  • A Legal review of the legal framework around these LSLA;
  • An analysis of how to make land transactions more beneficial for biodiversity and communities, i.e. voluntary guidelines; and,
  • What is actually taking place in the SAGCOT corridor regarding LSLA

View the report here:
BEAT is supporting the LPI to promote the implementation of the Framework and Guidelines for Land Policy in African countries and sub-regions. Recent priority efforts have been on the preparations and drafting of the AU Guiding Principles for Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBI) in Africa.
BEAT is playing an advisory role in the Support Program to the Ministry of Land and Rural Resettlement and United Nations Development Program in Zimbabwe