Agricultural Development Economics

Multi-stakeholder conference on agriculture investments, gender,
and land in Africa

5-7 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

Jointly organised by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), the Future Agricultures Consortium, and the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) of the African Union, and the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Objectives of the conference
The conference aims to promote an open exchange of experiences and evidence-based knowledge on the implications of public and private agricultural investments for rural livelihoods, gender relations, social differentiation.

The conference will feature research findings by a range of institutions and networks, that document and analyse diverse land-based investments and the related business models, investment partnerships, community impacts and community responses. The purpose is to critically review existing investment practices as well as relevant policy and institutional set-ups in order to identify good and bad practices, promising strategies, approaches and policy measures that can be promoted and adapted to national contexts to foster inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment that respect the rights of local communities and promote economic growth within a framework of social and gender equality.


Proposals for contributions should be sent to
Tersia Warries at PLAAS by
8 January 2014

For additional information please contact:
Martha Osorio