Forced migration, children and land grabbing
Yet, it is questionable whether the resulting increases in wealth are transferred − even partially − to the households that have previously worked and depended on the land. Unclear property rights may leave these (often already disadvantaged) farming households with few protections. Moreover, the consequence of this recent ‘land-grabbing’ is that many households may be forced to leave their homes, placing families, and especially children, in a very vulnerable position. To this end, IRC will undertake a study, which reviews current knowledge about the impact of forced migration due to ‘land-grabbing’ focusing on poor households with children (and youth) in particular. This literature review will then propose an agenda for future research to inform policies that better protect this at-risk group.