Land & Investments

Commercial Pressure on Land

Investments in agricultural land may be essential for achieving food security and promoting economic growth, but what are the potential costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?

Closed
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos

 

Manuals & Guidelines
May 2017

Edição nº 99 da Revista do meio ambiente: O que está em jogo na "Economia Verde"

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22 May 2017

Date: 17 mai 2017

Source: BBC

L'ambassadeur d'Allemagne à Zimbabwe, Thorsten Hutter a déclaré que les indemnisations pour ses citoyens doivent faire partie du dialogue de reprise de coopération entre Harare et l'Union Européenne.

Actuellement, Harare tente de renouer avec l'UE, après de longues sanctions imposées par Bruxelles à cause de rapports négatifs sur les droits de l'homme et d'allégations de fraude électorale.

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Reports & Research
May 2017

London Mining Network is an alliance of human rights, development, environmental and solidarity groups working in support of communities around the world who are badly affected by mining companies based in, or financed from, London.

One such company is Antofagasta plc, one of the larger mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its operations are in Chile. The most significant shareholders in Antofagasta are members of the Luksic family, a wealthy Chilean family which is also involved in a number of other businesses.

Manuals & Guidelines
May 2017

Esta publicação busca trazer a todos os Municípios brasileiros orientações sobre como incorporar a nova agenda de desenvolvimento, a Agenda de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Agenda 2030) no planejamento e na gestão municipal. Trata-se de uma agenda global para o desenvolvimento humano e sustentável à qual o Brasil, junto com outros 192 países, aderiu em setembro de 2015, e que deve ser implantada até 2030.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2017

This paper uses the case of South Africa’s latest land redistribution strategy known as the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy, to explore whether, and how, research can have direct and positive impacts on beneficiaries of land reform. The study is situated within the practice of action research: to explore how it can generate knowledge that can be shared back and forth between stakeholders, as well as how it may ignite changes that the participants desire. The findings are that Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy is not meeting the overall goals land reform.

22 May 2017

Application Closing Date - 31 May 2017
Job Start Date - June 2017
Duration - June 2017 to December 2017 – approx. 90 working days in this time period
Location - Remote

BACKGROUND

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Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2009

This urgent alert is based on the forceful evictions of Maasai pastoralists from their homes and grazing lands in Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District in Northern Tanzania and the gross human rights violations that are being committed. 

The eviction operation started on the 4th July 2009 and was conducted by the notorious riot police, the Field Force Unit, with assistance of private guards from the Otterlo Business Cooperation (OBC). They entered the villages by shooting in the air and using teargas before pouring petrol on the Maasai homes and setting them on fire.