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  1. The Challenge of Democratic and Inclusive Land Policymaking in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Hannah Twomey
    16 Febrero 2015
    Report

    Myanmar's National Land Use Policy promises to make profound changes to the current economic, social, and political-institutional landscape. This is an important and bold step, but its impact will depend on how it addresses the often “messy” details of actual land based social relations.

  2. Licensed to Grab

    • Pietje Vervest, Timothé Feodoroff
    20 Enero 2015
    Paper

    The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause present in many trade treaties give investors far-reaching protection, curtailing governments’ ability to regulate for progressive agrarian and agricultural policies and reinforcing the notion of land as a commodity.

  3. Pro-Business or Pro-Poor?

    23 Octubre 2014
    Paper

    What are the potential implications for Myanmars majority rural working poor now after the unveiling of the much-awaited draft national land use policy?

  4. Reclaiming Free Prior and Informed Consent

    • Jennifer Franco
    15 Julio 2014
    Policy briefing

    The jury is still out on Free Pior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Will it ‘help’ or ‘hurt’ the cause of agrarian justice? The dilemmas and challenges of using FPIC are already surfacing and warrant closer attention – precisely because of what is at stake: what development, for whom and what purposes, how and where, and with what implications?

  5. Reclaiming Agricultural Investment

    • Sylvia Kay
    19 Mayo 2014
    Report

    Effective state policies and investments in support of small scale food producers does not only provide a socially just alternative to a model based on foreign direct investment in agro-industries, but it is also a safeguard against land grabbing.

     
  6. Policy Shift

    • Sylvia Kay
    14 Abril 2014
    Report

    'Policy Shift' identifies ten key policy changes that are required to support just alternative agriculture investments. The approach integrates human rights into the core of decision-making and is informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments that benefit both small-scale farmers and communities.

  7. The State of Land in Europe

    14 Abril 2014
    Infograph

    While the overall amount of agricultural land in Europe is shrinking, it is also becoming increasingly concentrated in a few large landholdings and in the hands of relatively few big private business entities.

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    The Transnational Institute at Voedsel Anders

    24 Marzo 2014
    Report

    TNI was there, when Wageningen University witnessed the dynamism of the modern food movement, at a two day conference that shared views on farming, research, advocacy and activism, and a commitment to transforming our food and agriculture systems

  9. The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

    • Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta, Carlos Vinicius Xavier
    18 Julio 2013
    Paper

    An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    07 Febrero 2013
    Policy briefing

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas

  11. A ‘Veritable Revolution’

    • Moritz Tenthoff, Ross Eventon
    01 Febrero 2013
    Policy briefing

    This report looks into the new land restitution law, which Santos portrays as integral to Colombia’s ‘veritable revolution’, against the backdrop of agrarian policy in Colombia historically.

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    Global Tree Plantation Expansion

    • Markus Kröger
    16 Octubre 2012
    Paper

    The expansion of tree plantations and non-food crops is frequently left out of analysis on land grabbing, but is a crucial part of the picture. This paper provides an up-to-date review of tree plantations worldwide and summarises the latest research and data on their impact.

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    Globalising Hunger

    • Thomas Fritz
    19 Diciembre 2011
    Paper

    An analysis of how the EU Common Agricultural Policy and its external trade policy increases import dependency and undermines food security in developing countries, contributing to the escalating food crisis.

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    The Many Faces of the Investor Rush in Southern Africa

    • Ruth Hall
    24 Marzo 2011
    Paper

    This working paper reviews the latest experiences of land grabbing in Southern Africa, detailing questions of scale and duration, initiation, negotiation processes, production sectors, employment, natural resource use and more.

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    Time for Europe to put human rights above commercial advantage

    • Cecilia Olivet, Paulina Novo
    17 Marzo 2011
    Policy briefing

    Free trade or slave trade? How the EU's free trade agreements in Colombia and Peru reward human rights abuses, destroy livelihoods, promote land grabbing and strip governments of their sovereignty to regulate capital flows.

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    From Threat to Opportunity? Problems with a “Code of Conduct” for Land-Grabbing

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    19 Abril 2010
    Paper

    The dominant perception of land-grabbing as a threat is being replaced by a new story line, promoted by, amongst other, the World Bank—that of new land deals as a potential opportunity for rural development. But this supposed win-win formula raises many problems, doubts and concerns.

  17. Germany's Official Development Assistance in Land Policy

    • Roman Herre
    27 Septiembre 2009

    The German government's involvement in land policy is reflected through its support for technical land administration and management in more than 20 countries, while the engagement in redistributive land policies like land reform is almost non-existent.

  18. Land Reform Policies in Belgian Official Development Assistance

    • Jonas Vanreusel
    01 Septiembre 2009

    For the most part of its history, the Belgian Official Development Assistance (ODA) focused on narrow agricultural productivity issues. With the slow but steady insertion of Belgian ODA into the international development community’s priorities, instruments and methods, Belgium started to focus on broader rural development.

  19. The FAO and its work on land policy and agrarian reform

    • Sofia Monsalve Suárez
    02 Septiembre 2008
    Book

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has a long history of work in the field of land policy and agrarian reform, playing a lead role in international co-operation from its founding up until the 1970s. From the 1990s on, the initiative in the design and development of land policies and agrarian reform has been taken up by the World Bank, with the FAO generally following its policies.

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    Competing views and strategies on agrarian reform

    • Jun Borras
    25 Junio 2008
    Book
    A detailed examination of the Philippine agrarian reform experience drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.

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