April 20, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs A moderated panel discussion on key challenges and responses from social movements and civil society, followed by a plenary debate.
April 20, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs Policy roundtable: perspectives from multilateral/bilateral development institutions. Five minute presentations on agency positions and key issues, followed by facilitated question and answer session and plenary discussion.
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs Contemporary land grabbing is often associated with violent conflict. This can be seen in the way enclosures are being carried out, or how contract farming or labour recruitment are being framed and enforced, and when ordinary villagers resist getting dispossessed
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs Land deals take many divergent institutional forms, ranging from large estate agriculture based on wage labour, to outgrower and contract schemes, with many permutations in between, (including options for food crop production alongside biofuel feedstocks). This panel explores the varied
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs Evictions and land conflicts in general represent situations in which human rights are very likely to be violated. This is true in all cases where the land is taken without respecting basic international standards such as a prior comprehensive impact
Panel 10: POLITICS – Commodification, Conflicts and Dispossession: Interactions between the Global and the localApril 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs The papers in this panel analyse the impacts of global processes of an increased commodification of land - related to a scramble for land for large-scale agricultural production, the production of biofuels, and tourism - on local contestations over land
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs The focus of this panel is the relationship between land grabs, dispossession and livelihoods. Land is a key livelihood resource and is used in a variety of ways by different peoples; an analysis of the effects of dispossession on livelihoods