Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa (LACA)

This 3-year project looks at what the commercialisation of land and agriculture might mean for growth and poverty reduction in Africa.

  • Can new land and agricultural commercialisation initiatives be used as opportunities to promote growth and reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries? If so, how?
  • What are the better and worse models?
  • Which sets of institutional arrangements between investors and local smallholders provide the best opportunities for benefit-sharing and for synergies between large and small farms?

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Project Dates:
May 2012 - May 2015
Project Status:
Research Themes / Programmes:
Future Agricultures Consortium
Land reform and rights