1) Nature and Magnitude of Land Acquisitions in Tanzania: Analyzing Role of Different Actors Key Trends and Drivers in Land Acquisitions and 2) Land Leasing for Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in Tanzania: Processes, Opportunities and Challenges

"In the past decade, Tanzania, in an effort to achieving higher economic growth and poverty reduction, has been leasing large tracts of land to foreign investors for large-scale agricultural investment. The premise behind this trend is that large-scale agriculture can increase productivity mainly because it employs improved technologies more than many small-scale farmers could do. Also foreign investors are attracted to leasing large tracts of land due to an increase in food demand, a need for shift from fossil fuel to biofuel energy, and also due to economic crisis in the global north."