Skip to content

Select your location.

It looks like your location does not match the site. We think you may prefer a ClientEarth site which has content specific to your location. Select the site you'd like to visit below.

English (USA)

Location successfully changed to English (Global)

Follow us

Support us Opens in a new window Donate
Return to mob menu

Search the site

Forests | 1 July 2015

Community/Investor Guidelines for Large-Scale Land Transactions 2015
Africa Law Database - Ghana

PDF | 630 kb

Download Item

Community/Investor Guidelines for Large-Scale Land Transactions 2015

Designed by the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) with funding from the World Bank and USAID, these guidelines are part of a 3-document project that aims to encourage socially responsible land investment practice. Along with Recommendations for Large-Scale Land-Based Investment in Ghana and a Model Lease Agreement, the guidelines aim to address the challenges faced in commercial agriculture land transactions. They follow from the Guidelines for Large-Scale Land Acquisitions developed by the Lands Commission of Ghana in 2012.

These guidelines detail the responsibilities and suggested actions of communities, investors and stakeholders during the 5 step process of land transactions: 1) preparing for investment, 2) initial engagement, 3) impact assessments, 4) negotiation/consent and 5) monitoring/enforcing. By including multiple perspectives, the document aims to reduce the lack of understanding and inaccurate expectations between the parties. The guidelines also aim to encourage broad-based support from all sections of the community, particularly those often excluded (e.g. youth, women, migrants). Appendix 1 provides a summary of the environmental impact assessment process in Ghana.