land grabbing


Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.

Food Security

New Alliance: Framework for Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments

Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Photo: Asian Development Bank

Gallup Asked People Around the World: How Worried Are You About Losing Your Home? The Findings May Surprise You.

By Yuliya Panfil, Omidyar Network

Realities of logging, land grabbing in Cross River

Monday, March 27, 2017


Cross River set up one of the world’s protected forest reserve, raised a high standard for conservation, but Governor Ben Ayade still draws environmentalists’ ire for his stance on converting part of the area under the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) scheme for a 260-kilometre Superhighway project.


Accaparement des terres : un plan pour affamer l'Afrique?

Date: 17 mars 2017

Source: DW

Par Fréjus Quenum

Les acteurs de la société civile engagés dans la défense et la protection des paysans sont formels. Les multinationales soutenues par les Etats et certains acteurs locaux s'enrichissent sur le dos des petits agriculteurs, poussent les jeunes au chômage et détruisent l'environnement. Mais comment assurer la protection des paysans tout en répondant aux besoins alimentaires de masse ?


Mines, terres, territoires : Conférence du Pôle foncier

30 March 2017


Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée

Source: Foncier&Développement

Journée d’animation thématique

Dans le cadre du programme MSH-Sud

« Les politiques de la terre au Sud: entre Etat, marchés et dispositifs coutumiers »

Mines, terres, territoires

30 mars 2017

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de MONTPELLIER,

17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée

Organisée par le Pôle Foncier et la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Montpellier (MSH-Sud)

The Land Portal Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) Launch Thematic Portfolio on Land & Investments

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the past decade, international investments in land have come to the forefront of public debate. Some argue that investments in land, including by foreign entities, is a critical component of achieving food security. Others argue that large scale land acquisitions, or what some refer to as ‘land grabbing,’ on the contrary, undermines efforts to overcome poverty and hunger by further marginalizing already vulnerable groups, including indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers.

Investissement très convoité ou accaparement des terres indésirable ?

Journal Articles & Books
June 2010

Si les investissements étrangers directs (IED) dans les terres arables peuvent stimuler la croissance économique, ils peuvent aussi, le cas échéant, affecter de manière négative la situation des revenus et la sécurité alimentaire de la population locale. À la lumière de la culture de caoutchouc au Laos, l'article montre comment les concessions et la culture sous contrat peuvent conduire à l'accaparement de terres par les investisseurs étrangers.

Innovative Approach to Land Conflict Transformation: Lessons Learned From the HAGL/Indigenous Communities’ Mediation Process in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Reports & Research
July 2016

In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to solve. In Cambodia, an innovative approach to conflict resolution was tested in a case involving a private company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), and several indigenous communities who lost some of their customary lands and forests when the company obtained a concession to grow rubber in the Province of Ratanakiri. The approach was developed by CSOs Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Inclusive Development International (IDI) with the support of QDF funding from MRLG.

Protecting Our Community Land

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2017

This video is part of one of the major activities of the L&A initiative “Collective Learning on Land Conflict Resolution” in Cambodia. It shows how important the solidarity of villagers is important to prevent land grabbing. The concerned village is in Taing Mlou village, Andoung Meas district, Ratanakiri province.