Placing land rights at the heart of development

Talking Land

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Kaitlin Y. Cordes is a lawyer and researcher, and leads the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s work on investments in land and agriculture.

Inclusive Business Model? The case of Sugarcane Production in Tanzania
Emmanuel Sulle, researcher, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, SA

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Discover unexpected connections between land rights, poverty and development.

Property rights

Whether shaped by customary practices or statutory law, property rights underpin virtually all of development.


Legal reform and market forces are among the factors influencing land and natural resource rights in African countries.