AIDA - Agricultural Investors as Development Actors?

Project Summary

AIDA examines the development outcomes of foreign agricultural investments at sub-national level for people living in and using land in their vicinity, using Danish agricultural investments and their location in Tanzania and Uganda as the case and geographical starting point. In particular, AIDA focuses on the development outcomes with respect to employment, land tenure security and water security. Download AIDA Programme description (pdf, 271 KB)

Hosting Unit
School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies
Hosting Department
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Project Leader
Evelyne Lazaro, Senior research fellow, Khamaldin Mutabazi, Senior lecturer, Nico Malik, PhD candidate, Festo E. Maro, PhD candidate
Project Status
Ongoing Project
Project Completion Date
AIDA is a 5-year research programme (March 2016 – February 2021), coordinated by Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and funded through a grant provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA).

Contact information

Dr Mutabazi (
Dr Evelyne Lazaro (

Project Descriptions

AIDA is carried out by a group of researchers from Makerere University, Kampala (Uganda), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro (Tanzania), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

School of Agricultural Economics Business Studies (, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) (, Makerere University, Uganda