The Resource "Forced to leave" : commercial farming and displacement in Zambia
- "Forced to leave" : commercial farming and displacement in Zambia
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- commercial farming and displacement in Zambia
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- Commercial farming and displacement in Zambia
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- Summary and key recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. Commercial farming in Serenje District -- III. Evictions and resettlements in Serenje District -- IV. The human cost of commercial farming in Serenje District -- V. Regulatory and governance failures -- VI. Human rights obligations and responsibilities -- Recommendations -- Acknowledgments
- The Zambian government regards agriculture as a "panacea" for rural poverty, and the country's leaders have been promoting agribusiness investments on huge swaths of land. However, flaws in the government's regulation of commercial agriculture, and its poor efforts at protecting the rights of vulnerable people, instead of helping people climb out of the poverty mire, are actually hurting them. Families that have lived and farmed for generations on land now allocated to commercial farms are being displaced without due process or compensation. Some have been left hungry and homeless. Any one commercial agriculture project, whether a massive investment by foreign investors on tens of thousands of hectares of agricultural land, or smaller land deals on a few hundred to a few thousand hectares, may impact individuals and households. Without proper safeguards, they may have a tremendously negative cumulative impact on local communities. ... In conducting research for this report, Human Rights Watch interviewed, in 2016 and 2017, more than 130 rural residents whose families had lived for years, and sometimes generations, in Serenje district, in Zambia's Central Province. We also interviewed officials at the district, provincial, and central levels of government, in addition to representatives of some commercial farms in the district, lawyers, analysts and other experts. ... This report examines the human rights impacts of the activities of commercial farms on residents, including the distinctive impacts on women as a result of their social roles and status, and the fact that they have the least opportunity to negotiate and assert their rights. The report documents the displacement of long-term residents who lived and farmed land that has been leased to commercial farmers, and the negative impact of their displacement on their health, housing, livelihoods, food and water security, and children's education
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