27 June 2016

A guidance note on managing land legacy issues in agribusiness investments

Guidance for investors on ensuring agribusiness investments create better opportunities for communities

We worked with DEG – Germany’s development finance institution – to publish a guidance note on managing legacy land issues in agribusiness investments. These situations occur when the original land titles of a concession are unclear, and compensation arrangements for communities whose livelihoods were affected are uncertain or contested.

With such issues becoming more common, the guidance, developed by the sustainability experts of both institutions, aims to support investors and businesses in identifying and addressing them when they arise. It provides practical advice, so companies can ensure agribusiness investments create better opportunities for affected communities.