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Critical Insights on the Land Governance Orthodoxy
This panel took a critical look at the land governance orthodoxy that has consolidated on the heels of the financial crisis and outcry over "global land grabs" at the end of the 2000s.
Development Impact of Land-Based Investment in Times of Crisis: Learning and exchange by the LANDac Professional Learning Network
The session addressed the impacts of land-based investments on poor and vulnerable people in the Global South.
Behind the Brands 8 Years Later: An assessment of food and beverage companies’ delivery of land rights commitments
From 2013 to 2016, Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign called on the 10 biggest food and beverage companies to adopt stronger land rights commitments.
Setting the Stage: LANDac Conference 2021 Opening Session and Keynote Speeches
The LANDac Conference 2021 was opened by the Co-Chairs of LANDac, Dr. Gemma van der Haar from Wageningen University and Dr. Guus van Westen from Utrecht University. Dr.
Oil exploration company in Okavango wilderness misled investors, complaint to SEC says
A whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cites “egregious” violations by ReconAfrica and executives.
Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021
Setting the scene: What are the RAI principles and how do they apply to Mekong forest landscapes?
The second day of the Forum built upon discussions around customary land tenure in the Mekong region, but with a focus upon private sector investment practices, particularly concerning agriculture
Demystifying FPIC: Tools to support development, avoid conflict and respect community rights
The third session of the Forum explored the nature of FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) and how it fits into the Mekong landscape, using case studies from a Vietnamese coffee project, and a c
Responsible Agricultural Investment in Mekong forest landscapes
The fourth session of the Mekong Land Forum introduced the ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investment and identified some of the challenges ahead in implementation.
Looking at the future of customary rights in the forest landscapes of the Mekong region
In some closing words to the Forum, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations) applauded the attention given to customary land tenure.