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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

LANDac publication | Plantations are everywhere! between infrastructural violence and inclusive development

This paper by Annelies Zoomers discusses Tania Murray Li’s article After the Land Grab: Infrastructural Violence and Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone, placing it in the wider debates about global land grabbing and inclusive development.   An excerpt: Although Tania Murray’s article focuses… Read More

Tropenbos et al | New working paper! Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods

Moving from “do no harm” to “do good”… This working paper is 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… Read More

AFSA | Call for abstracts – Changing Food Systems in Africa: Agro-ecology, Food Sovereignty and their Roles in Nutrition and Health

From 24-26 November 2016, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative for Africa (EOA-I), AfrONet, IFOAM – Organics International and others are organising a 3-day conference on changing food systems in Africa in the context… Read More

LANDac | Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended

Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled… Read More

LANDac | New publication: Soy production in South America: Globalization and new agroindustrial landscapes

Special Issue, 43(2), March 2016 Soy production in South America: Globalization and new agroindustrial landscapes Guest editors: Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira and Susanna B. Hecht   The entire collection (15 articles) free access for a limited time!… Read More

New study on Dutch floriculture investments in eastern Africa and the impacts on local food security

The Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac)/ IDS Utrecht University has conducted a scoping study on Dutch flower farms, land governance and local food security in eastern Africa within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). While earlier… Read More

19/02/2015 Land governance and food security – new knowledge agenda launched

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) have developed a knowledge agenda on land governance and food security. Two activities have been taken up: a scoping study on the linkages between… Read More