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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Alanna
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-13T18:24:23Z
dc.date.available2015-08-13T18:24:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/59997
dc.description.abstractThe surge in large-scale land acquisitions – or ‘land grabs’ – following the financial crisis has provoked a polarised debate centred on the role of foreign investment in African agriculture. A critical and often overlooked, component of this debate is the role of water. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in 2013, this thesis explores a large-scale sugar project slated to begin in Tanzania in order to understand the likely implications of large-scale land acquisitions on water security. Although the original project bore all of the hallmarks of a ‘land grab’, a change in ownership saw the project reinvented and rebranded as a model for sustainable agriculture. Using a critical lens that transcends simplistic understandings of water security as water availability, this thesis provides some insights on how large-scale agricultural projects approach water management and what this may mean for water security in Tanzania.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLarge-scale land acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectWater securityen_US
dc.titleLARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS IN TANZANIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON WATER SECURITYen_US
dc.date.defence2015-08-04
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of International Development Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Kate Ervineen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Theresa Ulickien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Kate Sherrenen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Matthew Schnurren_US
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dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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