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 11: LIVELIHOODS – Livelihoods and Dispossession
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

Panel 2 – ENVIRONMENT: Carbon Grabs
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
As global environmental politics, political economies and policies turn increasingly on the imperatives of climate change mitigation, so land and resources in many parts of the world are coming to be re-valued in terms of their potential contributions to reducing

Panel 3 – POLITICAL ECONOMY: Enclaves and Corridors
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Governments creating “Growth corridors” and “Special Economic Zones” facilitate the acquisition of great expanses of land by large corporations, both foreign and domestic, in the name of development. While these public-private partnerships are claimed to have beneficial developmental effects on

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