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  • St Ouen (Paris)

    Thumb_apero 24 Apr 2012 | St Ouen (Paris)
    Apéro thématique sur "L’accaparement des terres par le privé : les enjeux au Sud"

    Participez à notre apéro thématique sur l’accaparement des terres !
    Mardi 24 avril 2012 • 19h à 21h • Mains d’œuvres – 1 rue Charles Garnier – Saint Ouen
    A cette occasion, nous recevrons deux associations pour nous introduire au débat :
    • AGter (Association pour l’Amélioration de la Gouvernance de la Terre, de l’Eau et des Ressources Naturelles) représenté par Mathieu Perdriault
    • SHERPA (Protéger et défendre les populations victimes de crimes économiques) représenté par Rachel Leenhardt
    Attention, afin de préserver la convivialité des tables rondes, les places sont limitées : Pré-inscriptions sur [email protected] ou par téléphone au 01 48 78 33 26

  • Stockholm

    Thumb_www_2012_front3 27 Aug 2012 | Stockholm
    World Water Week: The Global Rush for Water and Land

    Investment in agricultural land by international actors has increased dramatically in recent years. The food price crisis in 2008, initiated by droughts in grain-producing parts of the world, triggered an international rush for farmland, primarily in Africa and Latin America. The effects on local development and land rights were rapidly brought to global attention. However, there has been a surprising silence on one fundamental aspect of this rush; the water that is needed for agricultural production on the acquired land. It seems that water is forgotten in all attempts to guide the international community on how to deal with the crucial issue of land acquisitions. This is why the High Level Panel at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, will address "The Global Rush for Water and Land". Watch the webcast: http://bambuser.com/v/2937627

  • Thumb_oct 6 webinar food and land -the prey of financial vultures or human rights 06 Oct 2020 | Stockholm
    Webinar: Food and land - the prey of financial vultures or human rights?

    Discussion of how Swedes' pension savings through the AP funds affect indigenous peoples, quilombolas, small farmers and the environment in Brazil.

  • Telang Usan Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

    Thumb_sadia logo 15 Nov 2013 | Telang Usan Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Land, Justice and Human Rights: A Forum on the Situation of the Indigenous People in Sarawak

    Sarawak is a resource-rich land. Sixty percent of its 2.2 million people belong to indigenous groups collectively known as the Dayak. As indigenous peoples (IPs), the Dayaks are supposedly protected under the Constitution of Malaysia and their rights particularly recognized as Native Customary Rights (NCR) in Sarawak. Sadly, the survival of Dayak communities in the rainforests is being threatened and their human rights violated by large-scale palm oil production and logging.

    Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA), Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP)
  • The Hague

    Thumb_global_land_grab 11 Jun 2012 | The Hague
    Global land grabbing: towards broader and deeper theoretical and empirical perspectives

    A day-long Colloquium : 11 June 2012, 9:00 to 18:00 hrs

    2012 will be a big year for the study of global land grabbing. After a few years dominated by important reports from NGOs and the media, as well as initial scoping studies from some academics, the first batch of academic studies that are empirically fresh and theoretically rigorous is finally coming out.

    Location: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague, Netherlands
    Download the invitation and programme: http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/11_june_2012_colloquium_programme_final.pdf

  • Thumb_global-governance 04 Feb 2016 | The Hague
    Global governance, politics, climate justice & agrarian/social justice: Linkages and challenges

    The convergence of multiple crises: food, energy, environmental, climate change and finance – as well as the relationship of these with the rise of important global political economic players: BRICS countries and middle income countries (MICs) has, separately and combined, have triggered profound agrarian and environmental transformations in the Global South and North. There is a global rush to control natural resources: land, water, forest in order to produce food, fuel, energy; for climate change mitigation and adaptation purposes; or simply, for money to make more money in the increasing financialization of agriculture, nature, food system and farmland. Commodities are reinvented. The rise of flex crops – crops that have multiple and flexible uses that straddle not only a single value chain, but interlocking value chains; indeed, value web. Old issues requiring conventional international governance interventions have persisted. Land restitution remains a key demand for displaced people. New issues requiring different types of governance instruments and principles have emerged. How does one govern not just a ‘value chain’ – but a more complex and fluid ‘value web’? The character of nation-states and popular claim-making from below by ordinary villagers and grassroots organizations have been transformed, at least partially.

    Global governance has been interpreted in various ways, competing on most occasions. Same set of international governance principles, e.g. ‘free, prior and informed consent’ (FPIC) can be invoked by fundamentally competing interests: by corporate interest or by poor villagers and their allies. All sectors and actor talk about ‘regulation’ and ‘transparency – but they interpret these in competing and even contradictory ways. Key state/non-state actors try to shape others, and/but in turn are themselves shaped in the process of these multi-actor/multi-level encounters.

    How do we make sense of all these? What can the academics say that are useful to practitioners and activists – and vice versa? Yet, we are keen not just in canvassing what everyone else is saying about this complex converging issues and policy and political questions. Our interest lies mainly in the intersection of social justice and global governance – in the era of climate change and continuing global land rush. That is, if one’s starting point is to seek social justice – partisan, partial and biased in favour of the marginalized social classes and groups in various societies of the world – amidst the changing patterns of social relations partly brought about by the changes in the international political economic and ecological terrain, then where does global governance stand? What/which global governance principles, institutions, actors and instruments can be mobilized to seek, defend, strengthen or extend social justice – and how? What are the contentious debates, and why does it matter for academics, practitioners and activists to take these seriously?

    ISS, Transnational Institute (TNI), Foodfirst Information & Action Network (FIAN), ICCO, Ecofair project, Hands on the Land Project, ICAS, LDPI, BICAS, Journal of Peasant Studies
  • Tokyo

    Thumb_gaia16_banner_260x170px 13 Sep 2016 | Tokyo
    Global AgInvesting Asia

    Global AgInvesting Asia will forge the pathway between Japan's institutional wealth and the global agricultural investing market.

  • Thumb_screen shot 2017-07-11 at 8 10 Oct 2017 | Tokyo
    Global AgInvesting Asia 2017

    Gathering of agriculture concerns, along with private equity, venture capitalists, institutional investors and others from the agriculture sector at the Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku-ku

  • Tunis

    Thumb_201332664316803734_20 26 Mar 2013 | Tunis
    World Social Forum 2013

    There will be many self-organised workshops and strategy meetings on landgrabbing at WSF 2013

  • Thumb_logo-fsm-2015 25 Mar 2015 | Tunis
    FSM 2015: Espace de convergence des luttes pour la terre et l'eau

    Nous, les mouvements sociaux et leurs alliés, nous nous sommes réuni(e)s dans le cadre du Forum Social Africain en octobre 2014 à Dakar, avec l’objectif d’unir toutes les luttes pour l’eau et la terre, et contre la criminalisation des militant(e)s engagé(e)s dans ceux-ci. Nous avons élaboré une déclaration, intitulée « Droits à l'eau, à la terre, une lutte commune ».

    Cette déclaration a été rédigée dans l’esprit de la solidarité et de rassemblement et vise à être le point de départ pour le développement d’une Convergence globale des luttes pour l’eau et la terre. Nous, les organisations qui promouvons cette Déclaration, vous invitons à se joindre à notre espace de convergence au Forum Mondial Social à Tunis.

    Nous organisons des sessions commmunes pendant la matinée du 25, 26 et 27 de mars ainsi qu’une assemblée de la convergence le 28 mars afin d’échanger des expériences de luttes pour l’eau et la terre aux niveaux national et international, et afin de construire ensemble l’avenir de cette Convergence globale.

    Il y aura aussi une série d’ateliers au cours de ces jours qui concernent, eux aussi, des luttes pour l’eau et la terre et qui veulent s’associer à notre espace de convergence.

    COORDINATEURS: La Via Campesina, Forum Mondial des Populations des Pêcheurs, Convergence Malienne contre l’Accaparement des Terres, GRAIN, COSPE, Comitato Italiano Contratto Mondiale sull'acqua, Transnational Institute, Habitat International Coalition, Terra Nuova, Les Amis de la Terre International, FIAN International