Lords of the Land: Analysis of Land Grabbing in Mozambique
Friends of the Earth Mozambique has produced a preliminary analysis of land grabbing in Mozambique.
Findings in the report include the fact that:
- Land grabbing in Mozambique frequently occurs because of the the institutional weakness of local government, the corrupt nature of authorities and leaders, and the lack of awareness on the benefits of the formal processes of land tenure.
- The majority of the land grabbing is attributed to foreign investors and falls within the agri-business, tourism and mining sectors.
- The most aggravating factor is the vulnerability of the poor communities whose land is being taken. They are easily duped with promises of a better set of basic living conditions.