Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.
The fact sheets, covering 13 Dutch partner countries, were initially composed in 2012, and describe legal and policy frameworks on land governance, including aspects of gender, foreign investments, brief ‘realities on the ground’ sections, as well as provide an overview of the main databases and related country information. Currently, 10 of the renewed fact sheets are available for download on the LANDac website; the last two will follow in the coming months.
Country experts have made the recent updates of the fact sheets: PhD researchers, Postdoc researchers, practitioners and others familiar with the country context and its recent developments in areas of land governance and food security. All existing sections have been updated, and the fact sheets now contain a separate section on food security in the countries. An effort is also made to identify important linkages between land governance and food security.
The updated country fact sheets are the third output of the F&BKP and LANDac knowledge agenda on land governance and food security. Late-2015 three country-specific learning trajectories on land governance and food security have been rolled out in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda. Early 2016, the main findings of a scoping study on Dutch floriculture investments in eastern Africa and the impacts on local food security were published. This study aimed to identify complex linkages between land governance and food security, by focusing on the Dutch floriculture sector in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.