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Successful third edition of the Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development completed

In July 2012 LANDac organised the third Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development. The two-week intensive course  introduced students to the multiple dimensions of land governance in Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond. 25 Students from 16 different… Read More

FAO voluntary guidelines endorsed

On 11 May 2012 the FAO Committee on World Food Security (CFS) officially endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. More information here.

LANDac selects two foci for research: civil society and responsible investment

LANDac partners currently emphasize two subjects in their research activities: 1) The role of civil society (e.g. farmers’ organizations) in dealing with large-scale land acquisitions and related issues 2) Responsible investment in land: are there lessons to be… Read More

Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development

2 – 13 July 2012 Utrecht University, the Netherlands In July 2012 LANDac organises the third Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development. The two-week intensive course will introduce students to the multiple dimensions of land governance in Africa,… Read More

Conference report ‘knowledge for development’ 2012. new donors, new investments: new development?

Report now available: NEW DONORS, NEW INVESTMENTS: NEW DEVELOPMENT? Beyond the Millennium Development Goals  8th Knowledge for development conference, Utrecht, January 27, 2012 This seminar, organized by IDS (Utrecht University), LANDac, HIVOS, FNV Mondiaal, IOB (Antwerp University) and… Read More

Now available: summerschool 2011 participants’ work on Land Governance in Argentina and Russia / Ukraine

The 2011 Summerschool on Land Governance for Development participants’ best papers and posters are now available. Two papers were chosen as best quality papers from the 2011 Summerschool participants: Matilde Carabellese’s paper “Land grabbing in Argentina: tendencies and… Read More

Utrecht Summerschool “Land Governance for Development” back in 2012

2 – 13 July 2012 Utrecht University, the Netherlands In July 2012 LANDac organises the third Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development. The two-week intensive course will introduce students to the multiple dimensions of land governance in Africa,… Read More

Report LANDac Lunch Meeting “Van Landjepik Naar Duurzaam Landgebruik” (20 October 2011)

In September 2011, Oxfam International presented the report “Land and Power”, which discusses the local implications of the global rush for fertile land by companies, and argues that international companies can and should assume responsibility for protecting local… Read More

IIAS Newsletter: Food Security and Land Grabbing in Asia

The most recent issue of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Newsletter contains a series of papers in on land problems in Asia, with a particular focus on food security. The issue was edited by Annelies Zoomers and… Read More

Argentina looks at limiting foreign land buys

Article in the Wall Street Journal on Argentina’s plans to limit foreign land acquisition (Matt Moffett – 1 September 2011). Dr. Irma Mosquera (Utrecht University) was interviewed about the judicial aspects of foreign land acquisition.