Will discuss issues around ownership of our natural resources and farming land and what it means for food security.
This presentation compares food systems under large agricultural investments, including land grabs or dispossessions, in Kenya and Mozambique. The objective is to understand the effects these investments have on the food systems, livelihoods and food security of its immediate communities.
Launch of report that shows agribusinesses and economically powerful individuals colluding with state officials to engage in corrupt practices to access public resources ahead of the rural poor.
An international academic conference, 5-6 June 2015, Chiang Mai University
Land grabbing, conflict and agrarian-environmental transformations: perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
Globally, powerful transnational actors are tapping into lands outside their own borders to provide sufficient food and energy security at home. The original North-South dynamic to this 'global land grab' is developing into a North-South-South dynamic with economically powerful non-Northern countries now getting involved.
This phrase - 'global land grab' - has become a catch-all to describe and analyse this explosion in transnational commercial land transactions. The reaction to this trend by state, corporate and civil society groups has been varied, moving between the extremes of seeing it as a major threat to the lives and livelihoods of rural people, to seeing it as an economic opportunity for the rural poor worldwide.
LDPI aims to provide in-depth and systematic enquiry into the global land grab in order to have deeper, meaningful and productive debates around causes and implications.
Conference papers are available online. For more informsation contact: [email protected]
Forum sur la problématique et les enjeux d’une politique foncière au Sénégal : ENDA PRONAT renforce sa mobilisation contre l’accaparement des terres. Il aura lieu le 29 mai 2012, à la Maison de la Culture Douta SECK, avenue Blaise Diagne, Médina-Dakar à partir de 09H00. Il sera présidé par M. Benoît Joseph SAMBOU, ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Équipement rural. Voir le site web pour plus de détails.
The conference will be a high profile, strategic discussion forum where knowledge, innovation and best practices can be shared and developed.
Confirmed Speakers: Olam International, Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation, Agromoz Agri, Nestle, USAID, Acumen, Stanbic Bank, SGS, Netafim, Tanzania Investment Centre, Export Trading Group, Malawi Mangoes, Dangote Rice and etc. Contact: [email protected]
Special session on "Securing agricultural products across the GCC and the role that can be played by the ASEAN countries."
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space.
the preeminent gathering of agriculture investment stakeholders in the GCC