Event [ID: 105]

The Impact of Increasing Capital Flows to Rural Areas: Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Platform | | Rome, Italy

From public investment in infrastructure to a growing urban-based elite with capital in search of land as a stable, valuable asset, much of these capital flows originate from domestic sources and have received far less attention than international land-based investments. Thus the extent of domestic capital flows and its implications for land tenure, food security, and agricultural transformation are still not well understood. Most policy and research focuses on foreign investment, but this is only one part of the process currently unfolding.

This session explores from multiple vantage points the various aspects of increasing capital flows to rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and the implications for land policy and agricultural transformation in the region.

Draft Agenda

Time Speaker Content
18:00 - 18:10 Heath Cosgrove, USAID Facilitator: Introduction, objective, and moderation
18:10 - 18:20 Harold Liversage, IFAD Introductory remarks as Chair of the Global Donor Working Group on Land
18:20 - 18:30 Keith Polo, Managing Director of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (tbc) Panelist: Private sector perspective
18:30 - 18:40 Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor of International Development Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University Panelist: Researcher perspective
18:40 - 18:50 William Cobbett, President, Cities Alliance Panelist: Urban perspective
18:50 - 19:30 Q & A and discussion  

Participation: this side event is open to all registered participants of the CFS44. If you are interested to attend the side event, but are not registered to the CFS, please contact romy.sato@donorplatform.org no later than 2 October 2017.

ABOUT Global Donor Working Group on Land

During the Donor Roundtable Meeting in Washington on the margins of the annual land conference at the World Bank in April 2013, participants agreed to establish a the Global Donor Working Group on Land facilitated by the secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

The Working Group aims to improve land governance and enhance transparency and coordination of its currently 24 bilateral and multilateral members with each other and with external government, non-governmental and private sector stakeholders. Its core functions are to allow for better coordination & knowledge exchange on land governance programmes, as well as to jointly advocate the relevance of land issues in policy processes which affect international development.

To learn more about the Global Donor Working Group on Land, click here

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