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Land Portal and IIED | Launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator

The Responsible Land-Based Investment (RLBI) Navigator helps private sector actors identify and access the practical tools and guidelines that are most relevant to their work. It was developed jointly by the Land Portal and the International Institute for… Read More

LANDac | Professional Learning Programme Update

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LANDac | Update Professional Learning Programme

After an inspiring training period in the Netherlands in June and July, LANDac fellows returned to the countries in which they work and have started planning to conduct in-depth research on a variety of topics related to large-scale… 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 | 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