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How can an agricultural investment that never happened affect people living in poverty?

Engström, Linda (2020). How can an agricultural investment that never happened affect people living in poverty? (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. EBA Dissertation Brief ; 2020:01
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The idea of promoting large-scale agricultural investment in order to achieve rural development in Africa has been strongly promoted by governments, bilateral and global development agencies since the early 2000’s. However, it is becoming widely recognized that many of these investments never materialize. So far, few studies have tried to understand this trend of failure. The main aim of my doctoral research was to contribute to the knowledge about how and why this new wave of largescale agricultural investment so far has failed to deliver proposed outcomes, through studying a Swedish sugar-cane investment in Tanzania. One of the most important findings was that stalled or failed projects can have quite serious negative impacts on people living in poverty, not least pastoralists and smallholder farmers living on or using the land leased by the investor. This brief will outline how it is possible that something that never happened can have severe impacts. It makes the point that delayed or failed investments need much more attention in development policy. Finally, it will provide some policy messages on how development practitioners can work to avoid that such “non-materialized” investment projects harm people living in poverty.

Authors/Creators:Engström, Linda
Title:How can an agricultural investment that never happened affect people living in poverty?
Series Name/Journal:EBA Dissertation Brief
Year of publishing :2020
Number:2020:01
Number of Pages:35
Publisher:Expert Group for Aid Studies
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Globalisation Studies
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109179
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ID Code:19684
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:17 Dec 2020 16:03
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