Overview of results and output from LANDac and partners' activities. Click on the titles to read more.
  • Conference report – Climate change interventions as a source of conflict, competing…

    As countries in the South push for a greater focus on climate change adaptation (rather than mitigation), and enormous amounts of financing are made available through global finance mechanisms, understanding the impacts of climate interventions becomes increasingly important. Mitigation and adaptation are rarely the technical, apolitical processes as which they are framed; actions to address […]

  • LANDac 2017 Conference Report

    The LANDac Annual International Conference 2017 was titled: ‘Leave no one Behind: Setting the Land Agenda to 2030’. This edition took the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its starting point. With over 250 participants from more than 25 countries, it addressed a variety of themes as diverse as the SDGs themselves. Sessions were about ‘new’ […]

  • Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods and the landscapes…

    This publication has been produced jointly by Tropenbos International, FMO – the Dutch Development Bank, KIT- The Royal Tropical Institute, and HIVOS International. It is a working paper aimed at impact investors, and presents key pointers or core guidance that have been drawn from international standards, principles and case studies, that follow. It provides solid and […]

  • Women’s Land Rights: From Global Commitments to Local Results

    This report briefly summarises the key messages from a seminar given by Catherine Gatundu, an environmental and women’s land rights expert from ActionAid. Building on over 10 years of experience of supporting women to claim their land rights, advocating towards governments and private sector to protect and respect those rights, Gatundu will share and discuss […]

  • Strengthening Land Governance for Development: Highlights of LANDac from 2010-2016

    This publication captures the main activities and findings of the first phase of LANDac, the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. LANDac is a platform and partnership critically engaged in land governance for achieving inclusive and sustainable development. The first phase ran from 2010 to 2016 and is followed by a […]

  • Reference note: Analysing land governance in the multi-annual strategic plans

    This reference note on land governance is developed for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly embassies. The aim of this note is to facilitate the inclusion of land governance in the context analysis of the multi annual strategic plan. Other resources that can be used are the inventory of existing experience with land governance […]

  • 2014 Programme Land Governance for Development Summer School

    Now available: the 2014 day-to-day programme of the 5th LANDac Summer School “Land governance for development” Land is a priority issue in international development research, practice and policy making. Pressure on land is increasing, including for growing export and biofuel crops, as well as for speculation purposes, tourism, mining, industrial development, urbanization and nature conservation. […]

  • Report: Government land acquisition in India and China

    On Friday 25 April, LANDac and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Asia and Oceania Department) Asia Carrousel organized a lecture and lunch on government land acquisition policies and practices in India and China. Guest speakers were Dr. Malovika Pawar (Indian Administrative Service) and Dr. Yongjun Zhao (Groningen University). A short report as well as both […]

  • Action Aid Report: The Great Land Heist

    This week, ActionAid has launched a new report ‘The Great Land Heist. How the world is paving the way for corporate land grabs’ in which they highlight a large number of case studies from around the world. The cases, from Cambodia, Kenya, India, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, show forced evictions, human rights violations, […]