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  • World Bank, Washington DC

    Thumb_gdwgl 22 Mar 2018 | World Bank, Washington DC
    Responsible land-based investment

    At the World Bank Land Conference 2018’s edition, the Global Donor Working Group will hold a session about responsible land-based investment – with a slightly different focus. Under the theme Influencing the next tier of companies – promoting responsible land-based investment through investors or investment frameworks, the Group aims to advance the debate beyond the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies to better understand how global investors and national investment frameworks are selecting land-related businesses which they will support. This session will explore new ways donors and other actors can reach and influence the practices of companies investing in land at national level and discuss the opportunities and limits to influencing change via investment standards or national investment assessment processes. It will look at key incentives and constraints faced by investors in influencing the practices of investees and tools they use to assess and manage tenure risk. The panel will be composed by Samantha Lacey, from CDC Group (UK’s Development Finance Institution), Francine Picard, from IISD, who will talk about the role of DFIs in improving legal frameworks for agricultural investment in Africa, and Vivek Maru, from NAMATI, elaborating on the role of legal empowerment on making land investments responsible.

  • Worldwide

    Thumb_vc 17 Apr 2013 | Worldwide
    International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

    Resist the commercialisation of nature - Stop land grabbing! The international peasants’ movement La Via Campesina has been defending and expanding the practice and policies of food sovereignty around the world for 20 years. To launch another 20 years of struggle, we are calling for a massive mobilisation day on 17 April, the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, to reclaim our food system which is being increasingly occupied by transnational capital. We invite everyone to organise activities, protests, art exhibitions, direct actions, discussions, film screenings, farmers markets etc., in your village, school, office, neighbourhood, organisation, community...Wherever you are, join this collective celebration on 17 April!

    Via Campesina
  • Yangon

    Thumb_fill 11 Oct 2012 | Yangon
    2nd Commercial Farm Asia

    11-12 Oct 2012 - PARKROYAL - Yangon - Burma

  • Thumb_fpplogorgb1a 04 Nov 2014 | Yangon
    Yangon Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia

    Conference to assess developments and impacts of agribusiness expansion on human rights in Southeast Asia, and the existing and further efforts required from National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society Organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels to ensure that rights are protected and international human rights law respected

Tanzania farmers violently displaced by a REDD+ project have launched a crowdfunding campaign for legal support.

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