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20/10/2014 – Principles for responsible agriculture and food investments are approved

Principles for responsible agriculture and food investments are approved Rome, 16 October 2014 During the 2014 annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) from 13-18 October in Rome, governments from around the world have approved… Read More

Start of the new LANDac LANDforum

On 7 and 8 November 2013 LANDac organized the first LANDforum meeting: a group of policy makers, practitioners, private sector representatives and researchers gathered at Utrecht University and discussed new ways to optimize the links between land-related investments, food security and inclusive sustainable development.

This meeting in Utrecht was a first step towards the establishment of a multi-stakeholder network and think-tank that will meet again in 2014 and 2015.

Publication: The governance of large-scale farmland investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. A comparative analysis of challenges for sustainability.

Book: The governance of large-scale farmland investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. A comparative analysis of challenges for sustainability. By George Schoneveld 2013 Growing global resource scarcities and increasingly unstable commodity markets have in recent years propelled large numbers of… Read More

Csr in the agro-food sector

The International Development Studies group of Utrecht University, partner of LANDac, has recently published a research report about Corporate Social Responsibility in the agro-food sector in five African countries. The researchers, in close collaboration with Master students, interviewed… Read More

Sugar rush and land rights

As part of its ‘Behind the Brands’ campaign, Oxfam today published a new report about the sugar rush and how it is driving large-scale land acquisitions and land conflicts. Sugar, as a land-intensive crop, is one of the… Read More

Current short-term research of LANDac

Farmers’ organizations and land policies LANDac partner Agriterra, in cooperation with the East African Farmers Federation (EAFF), has set up a short-term research project on the role of farmers’ organizations in policymaking on land governance in Uganda. The… Read More

Conference report “The Global Land Rush – What’s real & what are the myths?” (24 March 2011)

Reports about land acquisitions in developing countries – often labeled as land grabbing – are on the rise. The number of land-related conflicts seems to be growing, leading to concerns about increasing land inequality in societies were many… Read More