Africa

Latitude: 
7.19
Longitude: 
21.09
Region Related Areas: 
Africa
GeoNames ID: 
6 255 146

"Reframing the Land Grab Debate: The Need to Broaden and Deepen the Agenda"

This article discusses the need to broaden the debate about land rush by including a few key issues that have been neglected. Control over land is increasingly dictated by global actors and processes, leading to a patchwork of locally disembedded land holdings, not conducive for inclusive and sustainable development at the local level.

"'Reordering and Counterordering': Forestry Preservation, Bush Clearing and the Sociophysical Mapping of Chepalungu, Kericho District, Kenya, 1930-1963"

Recent research on Africa has emphasised conservation and trypanosomiasis control as the major factors, which first motivated colonial officials and scientists to embark on forestry preservation and bush clearing policies. This paper contends that in Chepalungu, Kenya, forestry preservation and bush clearing were implemented with the objective to create a racially and tribally segregated landscape.