Seminar: Plots for Sale-The Dynamics of Land Transformation in Periurban Kenya, Mar. 21 2012 @ BIEA /IFRA
Date: March 21, 2012
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
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Presenter: Dr. Patrick Mbataru, Department of Agribusiness Management and Trade, Kenyatta University
This will be followed by a debate on: The Gains and Challenges on Land Reforms in Kenya with Mr. Ibrahim Mwathane (Director of Land Development and Governance Institute)
This discussion will help open latitude for updating knowledge on key achievements and associated challenges to date to the reform.
Chair: Dr. Ambreena Manji, BIEA Director and Prof. Christian Thibon, IFRA Director
Land subdivision is one of the processes whose aim is to release land to the market. It allows development of infrastructure in an area. Formal processing of land subdivision also act as a deterrent to emerging informal land markets which lead to urban sprawls and blights. But the process is informed by many factors, resulting to either efficient or dysfunctional land markets.
The land market in Nairobi is distorted. The accelerated subdivision of hitherto prime agricultural land in a time of key debate on land and in the wake of a new constitution calling for land reforms calls us to interrogate the dynamics of land mutation around the country.