Reporter 458, 6 November 2000

Ford funds fieldwork on Egyptian farmland

Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) has won a continuation of its research grant to explore the social and political implications of changed relations between Egyptís landlords and tenants. The new Ford Foundation grant of $100,000 towards work on Law 96 of 1992, which reversed much of Nasserís land reforms of 40 years ago, also involves collaboration with the Cairo-based Land Center for Human Rights.

The research project is concerned with the implications for Egyptís agriculture and rural transformation of the land tenancy law, which was eventually implemented in 1997.

A report on the ongoing study is published in the new LUCAS bulletin, together with news and events in African studies at Leeds.

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