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    A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    06 July 2012
    Report

    Land sovereignty is the right of working peoples to have effective access to, use of, and control over land and the benefits of its use and occupation, where land is understood as resource, territory, and landscape.

  2. Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

    • European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
    24 June 2013
    Report

    Land issues and 'land grabs' are mostly associated with the global South, however 13 country studies in this updated landmark report reveal an accelerating grab and concentration of land across Europe.

  3. State of Power 2014 cover

    State of the land: Reconfiguration of the power of the state and capital in the global land rush

    • Jun Borras
    06 February 2014
    Report

    Who gets how much and what kinds of land, how, and for what purposes? These are the basic questions around the politics of land. The question of land politics has been resurrected in a big way recently, worldwide, and in ways significantly different from the past.

  4. Enclosing the oceans and our aquatic resources

    16 March 2017
    Report

    Top-down conservation projects, (Eco-)tourism, large-scale aquaculture and the expansion of industrial infrastructure are transforming Myanmar. Myanmar's coastal and inland aquatic resources are vast, but these evolving processes and dynamics raise important questions about who benefits from using these resources, who gets to access them and where control lies.

  5. သမုဒၵရာႏွင့္ ေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားကို ျခံခတ္သိမ္းဆည္းျခင္း

    16 March 2017
    Report

    အထက္ေအာက္ဆန္သည့္ထိန္းသိမ္း ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးစီမံကိန္းမ်ား၊ သဘာ၀ခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္း၊ အၾကီးစားေရထြက္ကုန္ေမြးျမဴေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲလ်က္ရွိသည္။ ျမန္မာ့ကမ္းရိုးတန္းတစ္ေလွ်ာက္ႏွင့္ ကုန္းတြင္းေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားသည္ က်ယ္ျပန့္ေသာ္လည္း ယင္းအေျပာင္းအလဲျဖစ္စဥ္မ်ားႏွင့္ အရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားမွ မည္သူတို ့အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ ခံစားခြင့္ရရွိေနေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုအရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားကို မည္သူတို့လက္လွမ္းမီ အသံုးခ်လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ မည္သူတိို့ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္စီမံလ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း အေရးတစ္ၾကီးေမးခြန္းေမးစရာရွိလာသည္။

  6. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 April 2017
    Report

    En miljarden project in Jakarta, opgesteld door een consortium van Nederlandse ingenieursbedrijven en adviesbureaus ontving financiële steun van de Nederlandse overheid uit het ontwikkelingshulpbudget. De te verwachten nauwe betrokkenheid van Nederland illustreert de verschuiving in het ontwikkelingsbeleid dat hulp en handel dichter bij elkaar wil brengen. Onderzoekers betwijfelen dat de overheid de juiste afweging maakt tussen het belang van het ondersteunen van het Nederlands bedrijfsleven enerzijds en het uitvoeren van het eigen beleid van duurzame en inclusieve ontwikkeling anderzijds.

  7. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 April 2017
    Report

    Projects protecting Jakarta against floods are likely to damage the environment and could threaten the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. The Dutch government, supporting these projects, should question how it balances its interest in supporting Dutch companies with its stated policies of sustainable and inclusive development. 

  8. Land Grabbing and Human Rights

    • FIAN International
    22 May 2017
    Report

    Are EU countries guilty of human rights abuses related to land grabbing? How do EU countries contribute to land-grabbing outside of Europe? Our analysis identifies the key mechanisms through which human rights challenges emerge from land grabbing and points to the obligation of the EU and its Member States to implement a set of policy regulations.

  9. Country Report on Uganda

    27 September 2017
    Report

    Findings reveal that lawlessness (in some cases), ignorance of the law, evictions and unlawful relocations, increasing pressure and conflicts emerging in fishing communities, as well as neighbouring farming communities are all leading to communities losing access to the land and fishing grounds on which they have survived for many years, leading to unemployment and loss of livelihoods among the fisher folks.

  10. Country Report on South Africa

    27 September 2017
    Report

    This research unpacks the experiences of a small-scale fishing community who face different struggles as a result of governance structures impinging on their fishing rights and food sovereignty.

  11. Wilmar Palm Oil plantations - Image by Rainforest Rescue

    Country Report on Nigeria:

    28 September 2017
    Report

    Tension and violent conflicts based on land and forests issues are on the increase in Nigeria.

  12. Mali image by Geogg Arbourne

    Rapport de pays sur le Mali:

    28 October 2017
    Report

    Ces dernières années, les communautés sont confrontées de plus en plus aux accaparements de terres tant au niveau urbain et périurbain qu’au niveau rural facilités par la complicité des élites et les dysfonctionnements administratifs.

  13. Photo credit: Valentina Micheli - https://www.flickr.com/photos/valemic/

    Tourism and Land Grabbing in Bali

    • Ruben Rosenberg Colorni
    09 February 2018
    Report

    The island of Bali is home to a rich and unique system of agriculture, based around traditional water management systems developed over the last 1200 years. However, growing pressure from the expansion of the tourist trade as well as the effects of climate change are putting these systems at risk. Farmers are fighting to preserve their livelihoods and maintain a base for local food sovereignty in Bali, but significant changes to policy and practice are needed to protect their rights to land, water, and seed.