Leaders seek to stop land grab in Africa

The Pan African Parliament has proposed radical regulation and control of acquisition of land by foreign investors to deal with the thorny land ownership issues. The African legislators argued on Wednesday this would help enhance food security.  Two committees of the continental parliament called for a joint and clear mechanism to guide acquisition of land by foreign investors to deal with what they described as “the new wave of investments known for their magnitude as land grabs”.

New target  The committee told the South African-based parliament that Africa’s land was targeted for acquisition because of a presumed abundance of agricultural land, water resources, lack of a land system and failure by governments to “conveniently’’ protect land users. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Leaders-seek-to-stop-land-grab-in-Africa-/-/1056/1530416/-/nv6006/-/index.html

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