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Job announcement World Bank Conference

Planning support for the 2014 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty The land tenure team in the Agriculture and Rural Development Group in the World Bank’s Research Department leads Bank research on land tenure and governance… Read More

New publication JPS on land grabbing & methodologies

Just released: The Journal of Peasant Studies Forum on Global Land Grabbing Part 2:  on methodologies There are five contributions to this Forum (see the list below), and these can be accessed free of charge for a limited period: Table of contents: The… Read More

‘Land grab’ draws attention in g8 and media

Land is on the agenda of the current G8 summit, and the topic of ‘global land grabs’ therefore draws renewed attention. LANDac chair Annelies Zoomers was interviewed for the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant (see article here) and for the… Read More

New publications

Various new publications on the global land grab have been issued recently: Biofuels – Economy, Environment and Sustainability Africa for sale? Positioning the state, land and society in foreign large-scale land acquisitions in Africa Special issue Development &… Read More

16-05-2013 letter of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about land grabbing

In this letter to the Dutch House of Representatives, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, discusses the Dutch efforts to oppose land grabbing following a consultation with different stakeholders in April this year. She also responds to… Read More

Short article on land grab in Latin America (in Dutch)

In December 2012 LA Chispa published a background article on land in Latin America:  “Land for sale: five questions and answers on the ‘land grab’ in Latin America” (in Dutch). Click here to read the article. LA Chispa… 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

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.