Land grabbing: lessons from history


A new article by Elena Baglioni (a former Early Career Fellow) and Peter Gibbon (DIIS) examines ‘land grabbing’ in relation to the history of plantation and large- and small-scale farming in sub-Saharan Africa.

It looks at the extent of plantation farming and large-scale farming over the 20th century, the role of policy narratives and state-private interactions.

Land Grabbing, Large- and Small-scale Farming: what can evidence and policy from 20th century Africa contribute to the debate?

Elena Baglioni and Peter Gibbon, Third World Quarterly, Vol 34, Issue 9, 2013

Related: Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa (project)