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Vice Versa | Communities need land rights to gain from investments

In the autumn of 2020, Vice Versa publishes a series of articles on transforming African food systems to provide sufficient and healthy food to the growing population, while at the same time generating income and employment for the… Read More

ITC University of Twente | Implications of Customary Land Rights Inequalities for Food Security

Newly published article by Baslyd B. Nara, Monica Lengoiboni and Jaap Zevenbergen (ITC University of Twente) – “Implications of Customary Land Rights Inequalities for Food Security: A Study of Smallholder Farmers in Northwest Ghana”. AbstractInequalities in land rights… Read More

UGlobe | Open Invitation: Online Expert Meeting on Food Sovereignty

Sub-Saharan Africa faces some of the most urgent global challenges, not least in terms of food – and nutrition security in the background of rapid population growth, water scarcity and climate change. Recent research shows that African households… Read More

International Sociological Association | RC40 Call for Proposals

The Research Committee on Agriculture and Food (RC40) of the International Sociological Association is asking for proposals for a small grant of $2000 to support the establishment or development of professional networks related to the sociology of agriculture… Read More

WUR | Public Lecture An Ansoms: Land Lost – Land Regained in Transforming Rural Landscapes?

Public Lecture Prof An Ansoms: Land lost – land regained in transforming rural landscapes? Smallholder farmers navigating Rwanda’s agrarian land reforms. Date: December 18th 2019Time: 15:00 – 17:00Location: room C62, Leeuwenborch, Wageningen University, The Netherlands In her lecture,… Read More

RSPO | Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe

We are pleased to invite you to the dialogue on reaching complete market transformation to sustainable palm oil in 2020. Taking place on Friday 14 June 2019, at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, this dialogue will debate how we can… Read More

LAND Special Issue | Expansion of Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia’s Frontier: Problems of Externalities and the Future of Local and Indigenous Communities

Agus Andrianto 1,*,Heru Komarudin 1 and Pablo Pacheco 1,2 1Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor 16115, Indonesia 2World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, DC 20037, USA Published: 29 March 2019 (This article belongs to the Special Issue Land Governance and (Im)mobility: Exploring the… Read More

The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) Initiative | Assessing the Costs of Tenure Risks to Agribusinesses

The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) is a joint research initiative from the ODI and TMP Systems, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development Economic Growth team in 2017 and 2018. Their aim is to provide the data… Read More

ActionAid | Stronger together: Peasants from Malawi and the Netherlands share knowledge

For a farmer, access to land is crucial, but this access is not self-evident for many women. In December 2018, peasant women from Malawi and the Netherlands came together to exchange their knowledge and experience. The exchange showed that the… Read More