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Kjellin, Frida, 2015. Impacts on the local population due to delays in large scale agricultural investments : a study on the case of Agro EcoEnergy Ltd in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This thesis discusses the effect of delays in large-scale agricultural investment (LSAI) in resettlement on the local population when resettled. Empirical material was gathered in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, for the case of the investor Agro EcoEnergy Ltd. (‘EcoEnergy’) and its investment in sugar. EcoEnergy is an agro industrial development company that has gained title to land on the Razaba ranch, where it plans to grow sugarcane for the domestic sugar market. Because of this planned investment, the local population living on the land today will have to be resettled in new areas. EcoEnergy has agreed to comply with the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, where Performance Standard 5 (PS5), on land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, is applicable. This thesis explores how delays in the investment and the resettlement process are affecting the local population and how this is handled in PS5. Interviews were held with the local population, EcoEnergy representatives and consultants working with the resettlement process. Theoretical perspectives are drawn from Giddens’ ontological security, the livelihood framework and Scott’s planning for the unknown.

Main title:Impacts on the local population due to delays in large scale agricultural investments
Subtitle:a study on the case of Agro EcoEnergy Ltd in Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Authors:Kjellin, Frida
Supervisor:Hajdu, Flora and Engström, Linda
Examiner:Sandström, Emil
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:large-scale agricultural investment, resettlement, delay, planning for the unknown, livelihoods, ontological security, trust and mistrust
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:10 Sep 2015 15:21
Metadata Last Modified:10 Sep 2015 15:21

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