Land Grab Panel Outputs


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Plenary session: Concluding conversation
April 20, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Short presentations from different perspectives: what have we learned, what action do we need to take?

Plenary panel: Perspectives from Social Movements and Civil Society
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.

Panel session: Policy roundtable HARDTALK
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.

Panel Session: Framing the debate
April 20, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
A panel discussion and plenary debate on the ways that the ‘land grab’ debate has been framed, reflecting on the findings of different research groups.

Plenary Panel
April 20, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Conceptual perspectives on land grabbing and the politics of agrarian change: A plenary panel and discussion

Panel 4 – GOVERNANCE: Codes of Conduct/Roundtables
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
The expansion of land investments in new global commodities brings to the fore dynamics between the competing crises of food, energy, climate and finance. With global policies and capital driving such expansion, power inequalities between actors whose livelihoods are intimately

Panel 5 – POLITICS: Conflict and Violence
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

Panel 8: POLITICAL ECONOMY – Estates and Outgrowers
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

Panel 9: GOVERNANCE – Human Rights
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 local
April 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