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Land Allocation Efficiency - Summary José Negrão Land Allocation Efficiency: Market, State and Others in Mozambique

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Document begins: Land Allocation Efficiency ­ Summary José Negrão Land Allocation Efficiency: Market, State and Others in Mozambique José Negrão Professor of Development Economics at the UEM Senior Researcher of the Cruzeiro do Sul - IID Summary (presented at the Land in Africa Conference, November 8 ­ 9 2004, London) This paper is based on two studies about the dynamics of land markets in rural areas and urban centres, conducted in Mozambique by the Cruzeiro do Sul. Due to the specificity of the land policy adopted during the mid 90s by the national parliament1, Mozambique is a country where different stakeholders cohabit in the allocation of land rights throughout the country. Since the approval of a new land law in 1997, the rate of agricultural production is increasing by an average of 9% per year, mainly due to family farmers increasing outputs. There are no landless people or tenants on the lands of absentee landlords, and new investments are taking place in the agriculture sector without any large conflicts. These make Mozambique a rather unique case for the region and, to some extent, on the African Continent. The rural land market study was conducted for six types of land use, i.e. ...

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  • IIED code: G00176
  • Published: no date
  • Theme: Communication
  • Language: English

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