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Milena Pirolli posted Information 16 October 2017

“Millions of people around the globe depend on farmland, fisheries and forests for their livelihoods. But the increasing pressures on our precious natural resources carry multiple social, economic and environmental threats.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 22 April 2010

The dominant storyline of land-grabbing as a threat is ceding ground to a new story line promoted, amongst other, by the World Bank—that of the new land deals as a potential opportunity for rural development. But this supposed win-win formula raises many problems, doubts and concerns

Giorgia MEI posted Information 9 August 2016

Published on 20 June 2016, this report from Global Witness considers that 2015 was the worst year on record for violence directed at land and e

Sylvain Aubry uploaded a new Document 27 February 2012

Dear all,

This is the latest study by FIAN and EuropAfrica about the impact of the EU biofuel policy on land grabbing and human rights in Africa, with an analysis of the legal responsibliity of the EU and its Members States for their obligations according to international and EU law.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 9 September 2010

Following the official launch in Washington on 8 Sep, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will host an online discussion for four weeks at

Marc Nolting uploaded a new Document 13 January 2014

Case study published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Thorben Kruse posted Information 23 February 2010

Ethiopia is chosen for this case study since the countries government puts a lot of effort on attracting FDIs in order to push agricultural and rural development. FDI flows in the agribusiness sector have increased highly in Ethiopia in the last 3 years (since 2006).

Thorben Kruse posted Information 9 September 2010

The report looks at the extent of these deals for agrofuels and questions the impacts on local communities and the environment.

From6 April 2011
in Brighton (United Kingdom)

The focus of the conference will be on the politics of global land grabbing
and agrarian change.

Organised by the Land Deals Politics Initiative ( LDPI) in collaboration with
the Journal of Peasant Studies [1]and hosted by the Future Agricultures
Consortium [2]at the Institute of Development Studies [3], University of

6-8 April 2011

Organising committee: Jun Borras (ISS, Netherlands), Ruth Hall (PLAAS, South
Africa), Ian Scoones (IDS, UK), Wendy Wolford (Cornell, USA), Ben White (ISS,

For more information please visit:

[2] http://capacity4more.acc/index.php

From28 February 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)

Conference to launch the last EuropAfrica/FIAN International report on the
responsility of the EU and its Members States for the impact of their
biofuel policy on land grabbing in Africa.

Tuesday 28 February 2012 – h 9:15 – 16.30 pm
Brussels, House of Dutch Auditorium
Philippe de Champagnestraat, 23

Full programme on