Competition for irrigated land: Inequitable land management in the Office du Niger (Mali)

Adamczewski-Hertzog Amandine, Hertzog Thomas, Jamin Jean-Yves, Tonneau Jean-Philippe. 2015. Competition for irrigated land: Inequitable land management in the Office du Niger (Mali). International Journal of Sustainable Development, 18 (3) : pp. 161-179.

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Abstract : Like other African countries, Mali is affected by the phenomenon of foreign investments and land grabbing. In the irrigated area of the Office du Niger (ON), the government provisionally allocated nearly 600,000 ha to public and private, foreign and domestic, investors. Given the lack of public regulation of these investments, different actors are trying to get privileged access conditions to irrigated land. This article tries to examine land management in the ON irrigation scheme in Mali. This will enable us to analyse its repercussions in terms of inequalities of development, and to determine its linkages with the state governance. This article presents the different land management systems (both formal and informal) and analyses the inequalities they entail. Based on case studies, it shows how the actors' strategies enable them to circumvent the rules and to guarantee their development.(Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Culture irriguée, Périmètre irrigué, Politique foncière, Aménagement du territoire, accès à la terre, investissement étranger, Étude de cas, Gouvernance, Réglementation, Développement agricole, Secteur informel, Petite exploitation agricole

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mali

Mots-clés complémentaires : Inégalité

Classification Agris : E11 - Land economics and policies
A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
E13 - Investment, finance and credit
E14 - Development economics and policies
E80 - Home economics and crafts
P10 - Water resources and management

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

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