World Bank Conference on Land & Poverty – 2016

Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: The Rise of the Emergent Investor Farmer

March 14-18, 2016
Washington D.C.

The annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty brought together key stakeholders from governments, civil society, academia, the development community, and the private sector to discuss land policy design and implementation, impact evaluation and progress monitoring, and the latest research on these issues. The 2016 conference paid special attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations, and sustaining investments in land governance. Conference participants discussed what can be done to guarantee inclusiveness, sustainability, and reliability, build capacity, and ensure that better land information and more tenure security contribute to wider societal objectives and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The presentation on “Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: The Rise of the Emergent Investor Farmer” discusses who the investor¬†farmers are, how they are revolutionizing Africa’s farm structure, and new challenges that may arise from the growing numbers.

Download the presentation here. (47MB)