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  • Bali

    Thumb_tarp_for invits 04 Dec 2013 | Bali
    International workshop on WTO, global landgrabbing and resistance


    Workshop is part of the People’s Global Camp hosted by the Indonesian People’s Alliance in cooperation with global networks opposed to World Trade Organization and neo-liberal globalization

    Asia Peasant Coalition
    http://www.asianpeasant.org
  • Bandung, Indonesia

    Thumb_screen shot 2018-08-20 at 2 22 Sep 2018 | Bandung, Indonesia
    Global Land Forum

    Event brings together ILC members and other stakeholders to advance understanding of the complex and dynamic political, economic, environmental and social linkages between land governance, food security, poverty and democracy.

  • Bangkok

    Thumb_drought in mrd 28 May 2018 | Bangkok
    2nd Regional Land Forum



    The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) welcome you to join us for our Second Regional Land Forum, to be held in Bangkok on 28-30 May.

    What will be happening there?

    We will launch the new Mekong region State of Land report prepared by our partners from the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, with support of RCSD, FAO, EFICAS, MRLG). The first of its kind, this report presents a comprehensive overview of land resources, distribution and governance conditions in the Mekong region, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. The 2018 State of Land will serve as a benchmark of current conditions, and set a baseline for future measuring and reporting of progress in land governance in the Mekong region.

    What else?

    Similar to the First Regional Land Forum, we are inviting land professionals and practitioners at both the local and global level to present the latest information and current progress on key topics addressing smallholder tenure security. These include:
    – community access to land and forests, including mechanisms for better recognition of customary land rights;
    – successful techniques for community empowerment and policy advocacy;
    – putting a gender lens on land issues;
    – new instruments and global finance measures towards responsible agricultural investment;
    – land conflict resolution and mitigation strategies; and more.

    Other events include a master class on Land Conflict Transformation and an academic sharing session.

    We’ll also be inviting donor partners to outline their priorities and activities on land issues in the region, with the opportunity to “pitch” proposals to be taken up in country agendas or for potential funding.

    With this event marking the end of MRLG Phase 1, we expect to share some of the novel solutions to difficult regional land governance problems that are emerging in the region. We are also excited to introduce Phase 2, and to continue working together to ensure that all smallholders both women and men have secured and equitable access to agricultural land and forest, particularly indigenous and ethnic minority communities.

    We’d like to acknowledge our initial partners supporting the event organisation: the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the University of Bern, the Research Centre for Social and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Deutsche Gesellscha& f?r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Independent Mediation Group.

  • Bangkok, Thailand

    Thumb_fcctlogo80 02 Feb 2012 | Bangkok, Thailand
    Land grabbing and evictions: Why we must oppose the World Bank's principles on "responsible agricultural investment"

    Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, 9:30 am, Thursday, 2 February 2012
    Leaders and Organizers of Community Organizations in Asia (LOCOA), an Asian regional network of urban poor slum dwellers and organizations that work to support them, together with People's Movement for a Just Society (P-Move), a Thai umbrella formation linking together organizations of the urban and rural poor who are adversely affected by Thai development policies, including Four Regions Slum Network, the Network of Communities for Social and Political Reform, the Northern Peasants Federation, the Assembly of the Poor-Pak Mun, and the Northeastern Land Reform Network, will hold a press conference at the FCCT to express its position on land grabbing and evictions, and explain its opposition to the World Bank's principles of "responsible agricultural investment." Directly after the press conference, LOCOA and P-Move will hold a public demonstration and attempt to submit a petition regarding the principles of "responsible agricultural investment" at the World Bank's Bangkok office.

  • Berkeley, CA

    Thumb_symposiumposterfinal-768x1024 26 Apr 2014 | Berkeley, CA
    Our land: a symposium on farmland access in the 21st century



    In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a passionate entrepreneur? Join us for a weekend program to tackle the historical context, long-range implications and economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead.

  • Berlin

    Thumb_podium_icc_2012_2 17 Jan 2013 | Berlin
    Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2013

    The theme of GFFA 2013, organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), the Senate of Berlin and the Messe Berlin GmbH, is "Responsible investment in the food and agriculture sectors – Key factor for food security and rural development". Land grabbing is very much on the programme.

  • Thumb_276755_467329776636979_1365167511_n 17 Jan 2013 | Berlin
    Farmers' land in farmers' hand: A debate about landgrabbing in Romania

    The panel will consist of the following speakers:
    Willy Schuster -an organic farmer and representative of Romania’s peasantry whose interests he defends as co-president of the EcoRuralis NGO.
    Attila Szocs works for EcoRuralis where he focuses on the CAP reform, landgrabbing, seed issues and agroecology.
    Carlo Horn an organic farmer from the German county of Brandenburg.
    Simon Wolk is cofounder of the Germanagrar group and its various subsidiaries. Since 2001 he has been in charge of the company’s agricultural investments and farming in the Baltic States and since 2005 he is responsible for Germanagrar’s Romanian activities.
    Stig Tanzmann works for the Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service. He is currently working on the international dimension of the reform of the Common European Agricultural policy, EU meat exports to Africa and seed policies.
    Hannes Lorenzen is senior adviser to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg.

    At Markthalle 9
    Eisenbahnstraße No. 42/43, 10997 Berlin.
    On 17. January 2013
    From 19:00 pm.

  • Thumb_giga 22 May 2014 | Berlin
    Discussion Forum: Transparency and Dynamics of International Land Acquisitions

    Forum brings together experts from civil society, politics, the private sector, and academia to discuss the dynamics and transparency of land acquisitions.

  • Berne

    Thumb_kalimantansign-wri_0 06 Mar 2017 | Berne
    Pas d’accaparement des terres avec l’argent suisse


    Le commerce d’huile de palme est en plein essor et une de ses conséquences est l'accaparement des terres dans les pays producteurs du Sud. L’expansion incontrôlée de ces plantations menace les bases de subsistance et la culture des populations locales. L’économie suisse profite de ce commerce, tandis que les banques suisses et les institutions financières soutiennent ce secteur d’activité pour obtenir le capital nécessaire.

    Dans la culture du palmier à huile, il y a un manque de responsabilité et de diligence de la part des investisseurs et des entreprises. Violations des droits humains et dégâts environnementaux sont à l’ordre du jour. L’évolution de cette situation se manifeste de manière particulièrement dramatique dans la province du Kalimantan, en Indonésie.

    La conférence de presse marquera le début de la campagne œcuménique 2017 « La terre source de vie, pas de profit ! », mise sur pied par les œuvres d’entraide Action de Carême et Pain pour le Prochain, et à laquelle s’associe Etre partenaires. Nous dévoilerons de quelle manière des instituts financiers suisses sont impliqués dans l’accaparement des terres et présenterons une analyse de la conduite de Crédit Suisse. Date: Lundi 6 mars 2017, 10h15

    Lieu: Hôtel Bern, Zeughausgasse 9, Berne

    Inscriptions : Jusqu’au mercredi 1er mars, à [email protected]

    Interviews : Pour vous entretenir avec un-e intervenant-e, merci de vous annoncer rapidement.

    Documents : Le dossier de presse en format électronique vous sera envoyé selon votre demande ; la documentation sera disponible sur www.voir-et-agir.ch/medias le 6 mars dès 11h.

    Intervenant-e-s:
    - Kartini Samon, responsable du programme Asie auprès de Grain, Jakarta, illustrera la croissance fulgurante des plantations de palmiers à huile dans la province du Kalimantan en Indonésie et les conséquences pour la population locale (en anglais).
    - Miges Baumann, responsable de la politique de développement auprès de Pain pour le prochain, expliquera de quelle manière des instituts financiers suisses sont impliqués dans l’accaparement des terres, présentera une analyse de la conduite de Crédit Suisse et exposera les requêtes que nous adressons à ce secteur de l’économie (en allemand).
    - Matthias Dörnenburg, directeur ad interim d’Action de Carême, clarifiera l’orientation de la Campagne œcuménique 2017 et présentera l’action Cultivez la vie, qui vise à donner une visibilité au phénomène de l’accaparement des terres dans le monde (en allemand).

    Nous nous réjouissons de vous compter parmi les participants !

  • Blois, France

    Thumb_plaquette12 21 Oct 2012 | Blois, France
    De l’expropriation à l’accaparement des terres – l’ histoire des famines…

    Carte blanche à l’Association Intelligence Verte de Philippe Desbrosses, organisateur des Entretiens de Sologne
    Dimanche 21 octobre 2012 de 11 h 30 à 13 h 00 : De l’expropriation à l’accaparement des terres – l’ histoire des famines…
    Edgar MORIN, philosophe et sociologue ; Alfredo PENA VEGA, sociologue ; Cristovam BUARQUE, (sous réserve) Sénateur de la République du Brésil, ancien ministre de l’Éducation du gouvernement du Président Lula ; et Maria-Fernanda SPINOSA(sous réserve) Linguiste, géographe et anthropologue.
    15ème Rendez-Vous de l'Histoire, Blois, 18-21 octobre 2012.


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