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New article: land conversion for urban development in Vietnam

A new article on urbanization and land conversion by LANDac-related PhD researcher Nguyen Quang Phuc (Hue University Vietnam / IDS UU) and LANDac (co)chairs Guus van Westen and Annelies Zoomers just appeared online in Habitat International journal. The… Read More

Protective laws don’t prevent ‘land grab’ in Africa

A new World Development article co-authored by LANDac PhD George Schoneveld explores the relationship between policy and practice associated with customary rights protections in the context of large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings point to the difficulty… Read More

LANDac annual report 2012

LANDac has published its 2012 annual report, which can be accessed here.  In this annual report LANDac looks back at its achievements, results and lessons learned, while also focusing on new challenges for the coming years. The report… Read More

LANDac PhD research disseminated in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Local workshops on residential tourism and its implications for development Though often gone unnoticed in the debate on large-scale land acquisitions, tourism and in particular residential tourism* can be important causes of land alienation. LANDac PhD graduate Femke… Read More

Article: untangling the myth of the global land rush

A recent article in The Broker by Annelies Zoomers (Chair LANDac) and Evert-jan Quak analyses the implications of the global land rush on food security and inequality. The Broker is an independent platform and online magazine on globalisation… Read More

Report: round-table “Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the context of land governance”

On 28 November 2012, LANDac and Oxfam Novib organised a round-table discussion on Free Prior and Informed Consent in the context of land governance, with Marcus Colchester (Director Forest Peoples Programme) as the main presenter and Kristen Genovese… Read More

Report: seminar Kenya land reform – from paper to practice

On Tuesday 9 October 2012, LANDac together with ActionAid and the African Studies Center organised the seminar Kenya Land Reform: From Paper to Practice. Will Kenya’s new land bills safeguard people’s land rights and food security? Kenyan ActionAid activist David… Read More

Grootschalige landverwerving in Afrika: artikel internationale spectator

A new article by Annelies Zoomers (chair LANDac) in Internationale Spectator of July-August 2012 analyses large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. Click here for the article (in Dutch).

Country factsheets updatedy

In July 2012, all 15 country factsheets have been updated. They can be accessed  here. The factsheets present the relevant policy and institutional contexts with respect to land governance.

Conference report ‘knowledge for development’ 2012. new donors, new investments: new development?

Report now available: NEW DONORS, NEW INVESTMENTS: NEW DEVELOPMENT? Beyond the Millennium Development Goals  8th Knowledge for development conference, Utrecht, January 27, 2012 This seminar, organized by IDS (Utrecht University), LANDac, HIVOS, FNV Mondiaal, IOB (Antwerp University) and… Read More