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Publications scientifiques




Competition over Authority and Access: International Land Deals in Madagascar

In Development and Change special issue. Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land. Volume 44, Issue 2. March 2013. Pages 357–379.


Despite the well-publicized abandonment of Daewoo Logistics’ gigantic agricultural project, large-scale land appropriations continue in Madagascar. Drawing on three case studies, this article analyses how relations between entities governing land access shape, and are shaped by, agribusiness-related land deals. 




Foreign land acquisitions in Madagascar : Competing jurisdictions of access claims. 

In  Dietz Ton (ed.), Havnevik Kjell (ed.), Kaag Mayke (ed.), Oestigaard Terje (ed.). African engagements : Africa negotiating an emerging multipolar world. Leyde : Brill, p. 110-132. (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, 7).


In 2009, the government was simultaneously encouraging foreign land investment and implementing land reform to secure local land rights. This chapter analyses the realities encountered in the local settings where local and international stakeholders vie for the same plots of land. The authors also underline how local populations lack the necessary information to properly assess envisaged projects.




Large scale agricultural investments in Madagascar: lessons for more inclusive models

Issued in Cotula, L., Leonard, R., Agricultural investment and collaborative business models, Highlights from an international lesson - sharing worksop - Maputo, 17th-18th March 2010. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) -Centro Terra Viva. P 81-93



This publication is part of a proceeding led by IIED. The chapter about Madagascar discusses two agribusiness projects, one led by Varun and the other by Fuelstock. Based on these experiences, it draws lessons for establishing agricultural investment projects that can serve the interests of both investors and local people.