Martina Locher

Martina Locher
University of Zurich | UZH · Institut für Geographie

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Additional affiliations
April 2017 - present
University of Zurich
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
May 2015 - December 2015
University of Zurich
Position
  • Communications Officer
April 2009 - April 2015
University of Zurich
Position
  • PhD Candidate and Research Associate

Publications

Publications (8)
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The recent increase in transnational acquisitions of agrarian land raises concerns about rural people's inadequate involvement in the decision-making process, and violations of their land rights. Tanzania's statutory land laws are comparatively progressive in terms of recognising customary land rights. According to legislation, transferring ‘Villag...
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The rapidly increasing interest of foreign investors in land in the global South, also termed land grabbing, has been widely discussed as potentially supportive, but often rather harmful for local populations. Combining a critical livelihoods perspective with access theory and a bargaining model, this study scrutinizes local people's perceptions of...
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Since international awareness of a global rush for land has grown from 2008 onward, various databases and reports have attempted to provide an overview of the situation by compiling information on individual land deals. While providing such an overview is challenging owing to the dynamic and untransparent nature of the investments, flawed methods o...
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AUCH IN TANSANIA HAT GROSSFLÄCHIGER LANDERWERB durch ausländische Investoren massiv zugenommen. Die lokale Bevölkerung kann im besten Fall mit ambivalenten Auswirkungen rechnen. Bei der Landnahme durch europäische Forstunternehmen wurden Landrechte von Kleinbauern übergangen. „Wie kommt es, dass andere unser Land verkaufen?“ fragte mich ein alter M...
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Recently, foreign direct investment in land, also termed ‘land grabbing’, has increased significantly in developing countries. In response to growing concerns about its detrimental impacts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank and other multilateral organizations have come forward with two proposals, namely the Voluntary G...
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In the absence of an easily available source of reliable up-to-date data on foreign land deals in Tanzania, many reports have been published that attempt to provide an overview of these deals. While providing this overview is challenging due to the dynamic and non-transparent nature of the 'land grab' phenomenon itself, it has become even more deba...
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The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) provides a remarkable example of a gender-sensitive nature conservation project. The KCAP is an Integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP) in the mountainous area of East Nepal, jointly managed by the WWF Nepal Program and the Nepalese Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservati...

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Understanding the relationship between land and state building