Publications

Overview of publications produced by LANDac researchers.
  • The Global Land Grab – Beyond The Hype

    The last two years have seen a huge amount of academic, policy-making and media interest in the increasingly contentious issue of land grabbing – the large-scale acquisition of land in the global South. It is a phenomenon against which locals seem defenceless, and one about which multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, as well […]

  • Global trends in land tenure reform: gender impacts

    ‘Global trends in land tenure reform: gender impacts’ edited by Caroline Archambault (Utrecht University, International Development Studies) and Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University, International Development Studies/ Chair of LANDac), will be published in February 2015. The book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on […]

  • Natural resource privatisation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the challenges for inclusive green…

    Abstract In response to recent accumulation crises, the development community has begun to call for greater focus on ‘inclusive green growth’ (IGG). African governments have accordingly been encouraged to develop mechanisms to leverage private sector investments that are both inclusive of the poor and that contribute to the development of the green economy. Since natural […]

  • Impacts of large-scale farming on local communities’ food security and income levels…

    Abstract This article investigates the impact of large-scale agricultural investment on household incomes and food security in Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. It considers an agricultural investment project that has leased an area of about 12,000 ha for 45 years and was operational from 2008 to 2012. Primary data were collected from 300 households selected using […]

  • IISD Guide to negotiating investment contracts for farmland and water

    The IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water is a legal and policy tool for governments and communities that are involved in negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors. The guide focuses on a particular type of contract involving long-term leases of farmland. Part I, Preparing for Negotiations, is designed to assist in […]

  • Pathways of justice and equity in land administration and dispute resolution in…

    This publication presents specific case studies (selected interventions) from each of the organizations, analyzed from a gender and rights approach, using KIT’s tailor-made analytical framework on access to justice, ‘The chain of justice framework’. Questions around land right failures and their root causes are being identified, allowing organizations for a more focused reflection of the […]

  • La gouvernance du foncier rural au Bénin. La société civile s’engage

    This French publication (2014) is the result of a joint effort of LANDac partner KIT, together with SNV, and presents the situation around land governance in Bénin: the land acquisitions taking place in the country and the different civil society actors that influence these processes. A short summary in French can be found below. The […]

  • Residential tourism and multiple mobilities: local citizenship and community fragmentation in Costa…

    Noorloos, H.J.(2013) ‘Residential Tourism and Multiple Mobilities: Local Citizenship and Community Fragmentation in Costa Rica’, Sustainability, 5(2), 570-589 Abstract Current patterns of “move-in move-out” hypermobility are perfectly exemplified by residential tourism: the temporary or permanent mobility of relatively well-to-do citizens from mostly western countries to a variety of tourist destinations, where they buy property. The […]

  • The governance of large-scale farmland investments in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative analysis…

    Growing global resource scarcities and increasingly unstable commodity markets have in recent years propelled large numbers of investors to seek access to the cheap and fertile farmlands of sub-Saharan Africa. Though potentially providing its often neglected agricultural sector with much-needed investment capital, with many of these investments threatening to deprive the rural poor of vital […]

  • Whose place in the sun? Residential tourism and its implications for equitable…

    Noorloos, H.J. van (2012) Whose place in the sun? Residential tourism and its implications for equitable and sustainable development in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Delft: Uitgeverij Eburon Full text: http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/257921

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