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Global demand for manganese puts Kayapó Indigenous land under pressure
InfoAmazonia’s Amazônia Minada project has found an unusual rise in demand to mine for manganese last year in Brazil, one of the world’s top producers of the metal.
Investing in Formal Land Rights for Commodity Smallholder Farmers: Lessons from land tenure public-private partnerships
The Côte d’Ivoire Land Partnership (CLAP) brings public and private sectors together to work for affordable land documentation for smallholder farmers at scale.
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.
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.
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
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.