Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: Causes and Consequences
Thomas Jayne (),
Jordan Chamberlin (),
Nicholas Sitko (),
Felix Yeboah (),
Antony Chapoto () and
No 208576, Miscellaneous Publications from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing major changes in farm land ownership and use, which are both cause and consequence of the economic transformations that the region is now experiencing. The rapid rise of emergent investor farms in the 5 to 100 hectare category represents a revolutionary change in Africa’s farm structure since 2000. The rise of investor farmers is affecting the region in diverse ways that are difficult to generalize. In some areas, investor farms are a source of dynamism, technical change and commercialization of African agriculture. In densely populated areas, however, investor farms may be displacing the potential for agricultural land expansion of small-scale farming communities.
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