Land & Sustainable Development in Africa

Kojo Sebastian Amanor & Sam Moyo



Land & Sustainable Development in Africa links contemporary debates on land reform with wider discourses on sustainable development within Africa. Featuring chapters and in-depth case studies on South Africa and Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana and West Africa, it traces the development of ideas about sustainable development and addresses a new agenda based on social justice. The authors critically examine contemporary neoliberal market-led reforms and the legacy of colonialism on the land question.


The book advocates a commitment to building sustainable livelihoods for farmers, calling for a redistribution of land and natural resources to challenge existing economic relations and frameworks for development.


Kojo Sebastian Amanor is an Associate Professor at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. His main research work is on land, forestry, environmental management, and rural livelihoods.

The late Prof Sam Moyo was Professor of Agrarian Studies, founder member and Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS).