Making Investment Work for Africa: What role for parliamentarians?
Making Investment Work for Africa: What role for parliamentarians? is a discussion note on foreign investment in agricultural land and water prepared for the seminar Making Investment Work for Africa, July 21-22, 2011, organized by the Pan African Parliament in collaboration with the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).
In October 2010, at the Third Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament, a resolution was approved to prioritize action and initiatives by African parliamentarians around investment in agricultural land and the implications for food security and peace.
To support these efforts, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), prepared a discussion paper to help identify appropriate roles for parliamentarians to respond at the national, regional and continental level to this new wave of foreign investment. Examples from a number of countries are used to illustrate what is happening across the continent. The paper concludes with a series of questions for parliamentarians to consider and a list of reading materials on a country-by-country basis.
You might also be interested in
Making Investment Work for Africa: A parliamentarian response to "land grabs"
The report provides an overview of the recent wave of foreign investment in farmland and water in Africa and examines the impacts on development, employment, human rights, women and natural resources.
The Rise of Agricultural Growth Poles in Africa: Investment in Agriculture Policy Brief #6
Africa has seen the emergence of 36 agricultural growth poles and 9 corridors over the past 15 years. They cover at least 3.5 million hectares of land in 23 countries. Ensuring that the new wave of agropoles and growth corridors is effective requires robust policies, laws and practices to ensure that a possible new trend of investment helps Africa achieve the sustainable development goals the continent has set.
IISD Welcomes AU Ministerial Declaration on the Risks of Investor–State Arbitration for COVID-19 Measures
IISD welcomes African Union Member States' move to raise awareness of COVID-19-related ISDS risks, provide guidance on policy options, and lend political support to member states as they pursue their national needs.
Président du Parlement panafricain: « Je crois en une Afrique, une voix. Je crois en l'intégration du continent. »
« Je crois que l’Afrique possède les forces vives et la volonté de relever les défis qui jalonnent son parcours. Je crois en une Afrique, une voix; je crois en l’intégration du continent. »: Son Excellence l’honorable Nkodo Roger Dang, Président du Parlement panafricain, partage ses pensées sur l’intégration régionale.