Change Lives: Now, more than ever, your support matters.
see me
Artboard 3

Change a life

Now, more than ever, your support matters. Help refugees seeking safety and families struggling to overcome poverty. Give today.

Help families struggling to overcome poverty.

Artboard 2
Artboard 1

People like you change lives

Nearly one out of every three people on our planet lives in poverty. But caring individuals like you and Oxfam see a future in which no one does. Your generosity allows us to reach tens of millions of people a year with life-changing assistance. Oxfam has been a trusted partner to families around the world for more than 70 years—saving lives during emergencies, supporting rural farmers, empowering women, and advocating for peoples’ rights. But we can’t do it alone. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

Darfur Land Research

An examination of Darfur

Violence in Darfur has attracted considerable attention, but the local dimension remains a gap in studies of the crisis. Instead, most analyses focus on national and regional issues and their interplay with economic neglect, climatic variability, and the political marginalization of Darfur. The local factors that have driven the deepening social polarization and disharmony in the region for decades have drawn far less consideration. Key neglected local issues include agricultural change and the related changes to the land-rights and land-use system. This paper examines the dynamics of agricultural change, the processes of competition and exclusion associated with this change, and the role of these processes in the collective violence that has raged over the region for decades. Understanding these questions is essential for successful resolution of political and policy debates in Darfur.

Publication date

Publication type

Research

Share this publication:

Oxfam.org Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+