Agro-industrial plantations in Central Africa, risks and opportunities

Feintrenie Laurène. 2014. Agro-industrial plantations in Central Africa, risks and opportunities. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23 (6) : pp. 1577-1589.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : ECOLOGY

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Abstract : Large-scale land-based investments in Central Africa are not new, and the first decade of the twenty-first century saw renewed interest in agriculture by foreign investors. The new rush for farm land has involved new multi-national holdings in the region and sometimes in the sector. This paper analyses the recent wave of investments in farm land, and discusses their specificity, the ways the host countries deal with investors, and the impacts of these large-scale projects on livelihoods and on forest cover. It focuses on the four countries that host most of the natural forests in the Congo Basin: Cameroon, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The analysis was based on a historical review of the scientific literature and of media reports. Results are based on the assessment of large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural expansion and on field surveys conducted in 2012 and 2013, during which key stakeholders were interviewed in the four countries. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : investissement étranger, Terre agricole, Plantations, Enquête, Développement agricole, Secteur agroindustriel, Déboisement, Gestion des ressources, forêt tropicale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun, Gabon, République démocratique du Congo, Congo, Afrique centrale

Mots-clés complémentaires : Déforestation

Classification Agris : E13 - Investment, finance and credit
E11 - Land economics and policies
E10 - Agricultural economics and policies
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
K70 - Forest injuries and protection

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

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