International Land Coalition | 16 July 2009
The 8 July 2009, almost a hundred development practitionners from all over the world convened in Utrecht to participate to the DPRN Expert Seminar “Commercial Pressures on Land: rethinking policies and practice for development”.
Representatives of civil society, intergovernmental organisations, research institutes, governments as well as private sector have animated the debate addressing the increasing phenomena of the so called “land grabbing”.
The seminar was articulated around three different panels, each of which tried to capture a different aspect: (i)the southern stakeholder perspective, which included representatives of southern governments, research institutes and civil society organisations; (ii) the corporate and multistakeholder initiatives, which analyzed possible ways for redressing social and ecological effects caused by foreign corporate activity in Southern countries and (iii) the international community perspective, where international IGOs and NGOs explored possibilities for a sustainable way forward.
Here below you can find downloadable versions of the presentations for each panel.
Read the Full program.Large-scale land acquisitions and leases: A set of core principles and measures to address the human rights challenge
Gaëtan Vanloqueren, Representative of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to FoodLes pressions commerciales sur les terres rurales dans les pays sahéliens: cas du Niger
Abdoul Karim Mamalo, Permanent Secretary Code Rural, Niger.
Peasants and Indigenous Social Movements for Rights of Land in BoliviaPamela Cartagena, CIPCA, Bolivia A brief on industrialization, urbanization and land conflicts in Vietnam
Le Quang Binh, ISEE, VietnamPanel Summary
by Chair Nathaniel Don Marquez, ANGOC, Philippines
PANEL 2: CORPORATE CODES AND MULTISTAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES: REDRESSING SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS CAUSED BY FOREIGN CORPORATE ACTIVIY IN SOUTHERN COUNTRIES
Walter Hetterschijt, Fund Manager of Annona Sustainable Investmet Fund
The negative impacts of the fat and oil sectorMarieke Leegwater, Productschap MVO Challenges of mitigating social and ecological effects of corporate activities in the South
Yefred Myenzi, LARRRI/Hakiardhi, TanzaniaLand grabbing: International Community Responses
Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist, World Bank
Paul Mathieu, FAO Land Tenure Section
by Sander van Bennekom, Oxfam Novib