Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3 PM Slow Food will present in Turin, Italy, the conference Land Grabbing and Ocean Grabbing: Hands Off Our Land and Sea! We will hear the speeches from Eric Holt-Giminez, Food First, United States, Ana Paula Tauacale, UNAC, Mozambique, María Luisa Albores González, Cooperativa Tosepan Titataniske, Mexico and Timothé Feodoroff, Transnational Institute, Netherlands. Moderating this meeting will be Stefano Liberti, journalist and author of “Land Grabbing: Journeys in the New Colonialism” (Verso, 2013). The conference will be open to all visitors to Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. For further information: [email protected]
The focus of the conference was on the politics of global land grabbing and agrarian change. The papers and panels address some of the most urgent and strategic questions around global land grab.
Conférence avec Alain Durand-Lasserve, directeur de recherche au CNRS
The conference is scheduled to take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from January 14-15, 2013. Details at landgovernance.org.
The annual Land Forum creates and consolidates a think tank of private sector representatives, policy makers, practitioners and researchers who together search for new ways to optimize the link between land investments, food security and inclusive and sustainable development. We bring together international stakeholders to explore the potential and constraints of the private sector to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development, focusing on land governance issues. This forum focuses on a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are currently targeted by investors, or where foreign investment plays an important role in expanding the frontier of land investments: Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique and Uganda. By creating and consolidating a network, this forum plays an important role in establishing new corridors for exchanging information (between countries, both in the areas of origin and of destination) and making investments more effective for food security, and inclusive and sustainable development. These discussions will be linked also to discussions about Corporate Social Responsibility, the development of new guidelines and principles regarding investments in land and land governance and a new post-2015 development framework.
LANDac – The Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development – brings together researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and business professionals in the field of land governance and development. This edition of the LANDac Conference aims to look at land governance through the lens of transformations.
A Global Forum to discuss unequal access to land and natural resources and their effects and react against the eviction of peasants, family fishermen and forest communities in the world.
ARC2020 is organising a 10 day EU-wide Speakers’ Tour on Landgrabbing in Romania. The tour will see two speakers from Romania travel to European capitals and cities between April 21 – 30th to highlight, debate and raise public awareness on the social, environmental and economic impact of large scale land acquisition by both, foreign and national companies.
Private sector operators, government officials, development financial institutions will explore and discuss the way forward to significantly develop Africa’s agricultural sector.
This week a regional workshop, hosted by Mekong Region Land Governance, will explore the challenges of large-scale agricultural investments to suggest solutions supportive of sustainable and pro-poor development, as well as economic growth.