International Land Coalition | 16 July 2009
The 8 July 2009, almost a hundred development practitionners from all over the world convened in Utrecht to participate to the DPRN Expert Seminar “Commercial Pressures on Land: rethinking policies and practice for development”.
Representatives of civil society, intergovernmental organisations, research institutes, governments as well as private sector have animated the debate addressing the increasing phenomena of the so called “land grabbing”.
The seminar was articulated around three different panels, each of which tried to capture a different aspect: (i)the southern stakeholder perspective, which included representatives of southern governments, research institutes and civil society organisations; (ii) the corporate and multistakeholder initiatives, which analyzed possible ways for redressing social and ecological effects caused by foreign corporate activity in Southern countries and (iii) the international community perspective, where international IGOs and NGOs explored possibilities for a sustainable way forward.
Here below you can find downloadable versions of the presentations for each panel.
Read the Full program.
Reframing Global Land Issues and Struggles in the context of Commercial Pressures on LandJun Borras, Research Professor, Saint Mary’s University, Canada. Large-scale land acquisitions and leases: A set of core principles and measures to address the human rights challenge
Gaëtan Vanloqueren, Representative of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Taking stock: responding to the global rush for landMichael Taylor, International Land Coalition Secretariat. PANEL 1: SOUTHERN STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE: PROMOTING SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE LAND-RELATED INVESTMENTS Les pressions commerciales sur les terres rurales dans les pays sahéliens: cas du Niger
Abdoul Karim Mamalo, Permanent Secretary Code Rural, Niger.
Peasants and Indigenous Social Movements for Rights of Land in BoliviaPamela Cartagena, CIPCA, Bolivia A brief on industrialization, urbanization and land conflicts in Vietnam
Le Quang Binh, ISEE, Vietnam
Assessing the issue of land acquisition through Human Rights perspectiveVidya Bhushan Rawat, Social Development Foundation, India Panel Summary
by Chair Nathaniel Don Marquez, ANGOC, Philippines
PANEL 2: CORPORATE CODES AND MULTISTAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES: REDRESSING SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS CAUSED BY FOREIGN CORPORATE ACTIVIY IN SOUTHERN COUNTRIES
Corporate codes and multistakeholder initiatives: redressing social and ecological effects caused by foreign corporate activity in Southern Countries. The case of IndonesiaAbetnego Tarigan, Sawit Watch, Indonesia Mali Biocarburant SA making core business of sustainability
Walter Hetterschijt, Fund Manager of Annona Sustainable Investmet Fund
The negative impacts of the fat and oil sectorMarieke Leegwater, Productschap MVO Challenges of mitigating social and ecological effects of corporate activities in the South
Yefred Myenzi, LARRRI/Hakiardhi, Tanzania
Panel summaryby Chair Ujjaini Halim, IMSE, India PANEL 3: ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: WORKING TOWARDS SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS IN NATURAL RESOURCES FOR CROP PRODUCTION Land grabbing: International Community Responses
Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist, World Bank
Responding to the Increased Demand for Land: Possible roles of IGOsHarold Liversage, IFAD Aland Tenure Advisor
Paul Mathieu, FAO Land Tenure Section
The role of the international communityGine Zwart, Oxfam Novib Panel summary
by Sander van Bennekom, Oxfam Novib
A case of land governance: Chinese Local and Global impactProf Gao Guiying, Ningxia University, China Western Development Centre, China