Nov 2014 - Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) launches land investment guidelines

Nov 2014 - Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) launches land investment guidelines

 

Nov 2014 - The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), met under the theme ‘The next decade of land policy in Africa: ensuring agricultural development and inclusive growth,' and launched Investment Guiding Principles for large-scale land investments.

The principles note that economic benefits from large-scale agricultural investments are easily overestimated where impacts on ecosystems and smallholders are neglected, and urges member s to "require rigorous, holistic and independent environmental and social prior impact assessments" of large scale agricultural investments.

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