The Lands Use Plans and the Villages’ Subdivisions in the Global Land Rush in Tanzania (Adriana Blache)

 

The main road flooded by KPL plantation overflow, leading to the villages concerned by the 2008 land grab. Picture: Adriana Blache

The main road flooded by KPL plantation overflow, leading to the villages concerned by the 2008 land grab. Picture: Adriana Blache

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In Tanzania, the struggle for space and resources is embedded in a long history of accumulation by dispossession, shaped by a large web of multi-scalar powers of exclusion. Tanzania is considered a country rich in natural resources, with considerable ‘idle’ and ‘unexploited’ lands by international and national institutions. The former concepts are taken up locally by those who help implement estates, and rhetorically in advocacy discourses during negotiations. In the Kilombero district, more than 80% of the land that covers the Kilombero valley and the surrounding mountains are already enclosed for environment conservation, mining extraction, hydro-power plants or large-scale plantations purposes.

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Adriana Blache, ” The Lands Use Plans and The Villages’ Subdivisions in The Global Land Rush: The Case of the Ruipa Site in The Kilombero Valley, Morogoro Region, Tanzania”, Mambo!, Vol. XV, (1), 2018.

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