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Report: seminar Kenya land reform – from paper to practice

On Tuesday 9 October 2012, LANDac together with ActionAid and the African Studies Center organised the seminar Kenya Land Reform: From Paper to Practice. Will Kenya’s new land bills safeguard people’s land rights and food security? Kenyan ActionAid activist David… Read More

New publications on Land

Recently various institutions have released reports on land governance and large-scale land acquisitions. Some of the main recent reports are mentioned here: Deutsche Bank (DB Research). Foreign investment in farmland. No low-hanging fruit. November 2012. Oxfam. ‘Our Land, Our Lives’. … Read More

Grootschalige landverwerving in Afrika: artikel internationale spectator

A new article by Annelies Zoomers (chair LANDac) in Internationale Spectator of July-August 2012 analyses large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. Click here for the article (in Dutch).

Country factsheets updatedy

In July 2012, all 15 country factsheets have been updated. They can be accessed  here. The factsheets present the relevant policy and institutional contexts with respect to land governance.

European Report on Development 2011-2012 published: focus on water, energy and land scarcity

The 2011-2012 European Report on Development  “Confronting Scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth” and accompanying papers are now available online here.  Various LANDac partners (Utrecht University, Royal Tropical Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)… Read More

Hivos-IIED provocation on small-scale farming and youth report online

On the 24th of May 2012, Hivos and IIED organised a provocative seminar on small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change. This provocation was the sixth and last in a series being initiatied by… 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.

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

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