In cooperation with Illovo Sugar Group and its joint venture subsidiary, Kilombero Sugar Company Ltd. (KSCL), Landesa conducted a case study in the Kilombero and Kilosa districts of the Morogoro Region in Tanzania. The study highlights three key findings.
First, land scarcity in the investment region underscores the need for gender-sensitive land use planning and land rights formalization, without which tenure insecurity and disputes can adversely affect communities and business.
Second, direct, inclusive and continuous dialogue with out-growers and community members is absolutely essential to sustain an equitable benefit-sharing scheme and to maintain a social license to operate.
Third, gender awareness should better inform shared-benefit out-grower schemes so as to treat women more equally and better ensure equitable distribution of benefits.