Commercial Pressures and Legal Rights: The Trouble with the Law Regulating Agricultural Investment in Africa

Journal title QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria
Author/s Lorenzo Cotula
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/2 Language English
Pages 32 P. 163-194 File size 398 KB
DOI 10.3280/QU2013-002007
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Un rinnovato interesse ad investire nell’agricoltura africana accresce le pressioni commerciali sulla terra. Normative nazionali, internazionali e transnazionali determinano diritti; obblighi; meccanismi di esecuzione; arene per negoziato e contestazione tra i molteplici attori che gli investimenti agricoli mettono in contatto. Eredità storiche e sviluppi recenti hanno favorito la creazione di un regime giuridico che è volto a favorire i flussi di investimento, più che ad assicurare che tali flussi portino benefici alle popolazioni nei Paesi riceventi. Per promuovere investimenti inclusivi nell’agricoltura, è necessario ripensare aspetti importanti del diritto, e rafforzare le capacità locali di esercitare diritti in modo efficace.

Keywords: Basic areas of law: General (Constitutional law), Property law, International law, Land ownership and tenure, Land reform, Land use, Irrigation, Agriculture and environment, Multinational firms, International business

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Lorenzo Cotula, Commercial pressures and legal rights: the trouble with the law regulating agricultural investment in Africa in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2013, pp 163-194, DOI: 10.3280/QU2013-002007