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Thorben Kruse posted Information 8 December 2009

This paper analyses the battle for land in developing countries. It starts by giving a general overview of the need to increase investments in agriculture to counteract a rising number of people suffering from hunger.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 4 January 2010

Land issues, particularly its access, ownership and use, are often central to understanding the dynamics of conflict and post-conflict settings, particularly in contexts of large scale displacement.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 8 December 2009

Newsletter December 2009


Dear Friends,

We would like to share with you the latest developments of the Voluntary Guidelines initiative.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 12 January 2010

In order to collect information for his next report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food launches a call for information on cases that illustrate the links among security of land tenure, access to land, and the right to food. He also intends to organize regional consultations.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 15 January 2010

These guidelines have been developed to enable understanding, identification and
management of land rights and land use rights in sustainable biofuel production. The Land
Rights study is a sub study within the larger ESIA process and should be conducted using the

Thorben Kruse posted Information 21 January 2010

Bringing together some 200 participants (government representatives, parliamentarians, farmers and agricultural producers, investors and representatives from regional organisations, international agencies, research institutes, NGOs, etc.), the Bamako meeting highlighted a large diversity of view

Zaira Girbau Garcia posted Information 26 January 2010
"The first shipment of five million gallons of ethanol were exported December 27, 2009 in the direction of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and is intended for the European Union (EU)," said Majdi Hassan, director of sales Kenana sugar group, which produces ethanol Sudan.
Zaira Girbau Garcia posted Information 26 January 2010

Export Morocco organized the "caravan of Moroccan exports, comprising 90 traders and officials on a journey of exploration of three markets in West Africa, Senegal, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire, 13 to 19 December 2009. Les deux premières étapes, Sénégal

Zaira Girbau Garcia posted Information 26 January 2010

Project Lom Pangar: donors reveal their intentions. This article presents the results of the round table of donors of the proposed hydroelectric dam at Lom Pangar.

Zaira Girbau Garcia posted Information 26 January 2010
The World Bank (WB) announced Wednesday, December 9, 2009 an investment of over 5.5 billion dollars to support the construction of eleven thermodynamic solar plants in five Arab countries.