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LAND Special Issue | Rent-Seeking Practices, Local Resource Curse, and Social Conflict in Uganda’s Emerging Oil Economy

Tom Ogwang *, Frank Vanclay   and Arjan van den Assem  Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, 9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands Published: 27 March 2019 Abstract We consider the different types of rent-seeking… 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

LAND Special Issue | How Far Does the European Union Reach? Foreign Land Acquisitions and the Boundaries of Political Communities

Check out the latest publication in the LANDac Special Issue in Land, an open access MDPI journal, by Torsten Menge from the Northwestern University in Qatar. How Far Does the European Union Reach? Foreign Land Acquisitions and the… Read More

LANDac | Blog Building Towards Ownership: Exploring the Role of a Community Land Trust in Sustainable Development

In this blog, Eva Labrujere explores how local knowledge and a community-based approach can provide a base for a strategic framework to guide sustainable development in Mathare Valley (Nairobi, Kenya). The developed integrative strategic framework aims to build towards overcoming… Read More

ASCL & LARC | Documentary screening on a mining conflict in KwaZulu-Natal: This land

The Land & Accountability Research Centre (LARC) at the University of Cape Town commissioned the vivid documentary film This Land as a way for rural people to bring the untold story of their struggle for rights and accountability on communal land… Read More

European Commission | EU Support to Responsible Land Governance – State of Play 2018

Secure access and use of land for men and women is crucial for sustainable development, food security and for a vibrant agricultural sector in support of inclusive socio-economic development. The brochure briefly presents how land governance is improving… Read More

ZOA | Making Land Rights Work: Land Rights Guidelines

Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing, agricultural and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible. As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts… Read More

World Bank | Seeking NGOs, governments, donors, and private sector firms with interventions to improve women’s land tenure security

The World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) is seeking NGOs, governments, donors, and private sector firms with interventions designed to improve women’s land tenure security in rural Sub-Saharan Africa.   Submission deadline: 5pm US Eastern Standard Time… Read More

LANDac | Policy Brief #6 Negotiating and implementing large scale land deals in Sierra Leone – Improving transparency and consent

Improving transparency and consent – Caitlin Ryan LANDac Policy Brief #6 by Caitlin Ryan

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