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FAO recent publications: Improving governance of tenure in policy and practice – the ABC of land tenure – Investor perspectives

FAO recent publications: Improving governance of tenure in policy and practice – the ABC of land tenure – Investor perspectives The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recently published several interesting publications, including peer-reviewed… Read More

IIED | Protecting Indigenous lands: lessons from Chile

In this article by IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development), the Chilean NGO Observatorio Ciudadano shares their story on how they are supporting Indigenous Peoples to combine Human Rights Impact Assessments with investment chain mapping to hold… Read More

IIED and CCSI | Technical support on land-based investments for governments and civil society in low- and middle-income countries

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) are pleased to offer technical support on issues related to land-based investment. This new initiative covers multiple sectors including investments in agriculture,… Read More

Mekong Region Land Governance Project – Chinese Investment into Tissue-Culture Banana Plantations in Kachin State, Myanmar

Chinese Investment into Tissue-Culture Banana Plantations in Kachin State, Myanmar Authors: Daniel Hayward, U Ko Lwin, Yang Bin, and U Htet Kyu Date: 30 November 2020 [summary] In the last decade, Myanmar’s Kachin State has seen a boom… Read More

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

Global Land Alliance | Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic: Recent Experiences from Around the World

In this recently published blog, Laura Bermudez, Jordan Oestreicher, Christen Corcoran, Elyse Magen address the questions: How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful,… Read More

IIED, Namati and CCSI | New Initiative ALIGN

IIED, Namati and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) have developed a new initiative to support governments, civil society, local communities and private sector actors in improving the governance and practices of land-based investments.   The Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) project… Read More

Springer | Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides

New article by Roanne van Voorst in Urban Forum – “Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides”. AbstractThis paper traces the interplay of spatially, socially and legally juxtaposed differences between different groups of Indonesia’s… Read More

New publication | On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira city, Mozambique

New article published by Murtah Shannon, Kei Otsuki, Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University) and Mayke Kaag (African Studies Centre Leiden) — “On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira… Read More