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Large-scale land acquisitions: exploring the marginal lands narrative in the Chitemene System of Zambia
Titolo Rivista: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Autori/Curatori: Laura German, Davison Gumbo, George Schoneveld 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  27 P. 109-135 Dimensione file:  536 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2013-002005
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Lo Zambia è uno dei Paesi che incoraggiano fortemente i grandi investimenti esteri in agricoltura come motore di sviluppo. Tuttavia non vi sono stati studi sistematici dei costi e benefici di tali investimenti per i soggetti che usufruiscono di diritti di proprietà tradizionali. Questo lavoro si propone di colmare tale lacuna. Analizziamo il reddito delle famiglie per fonte (coltivazione a rotazione chitemene , permanente, e altri usi) in tre villaggi all’interno di una concessione in affitto acquisita da un’impresa estera interessata alla coltivazione di jatropha e lo confrontiamo con il reddito da lavoro. Successivamente, utilizziamo un approccio per scenari. I risultati suggeriscono che l’effetto finale sulle condizioni di vita dipende molto dal tipo di occupazione delle terre da parte dell’impresa; dalla misura in cui le famiglie che perdono diritti d’uso catturano le opportunità economiche emergenti; dalle specificità delle strategie economiche familiari e dalle specificità del territorio

Keywords: Large-scale land acquisitions, Foreign direct investment, Shifting agriculture, Zambia

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Laura German, Davison Gumbo, George Schoneveld, in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2013, pp. 109-135, DOI:10.3280/QU2013-002005


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