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International Conference on Global Land Grabbing

LandGrabConf_093_reg-smallOrganised by the Land Deals Politics Initiative ( LDPI) in collaboration with the Journal of Peasant Studies and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

6-8 April 2011

Organising committee: Jun Borras (ISS, Netherlands), Ruth Hall (PLAAS, South Africa), Ian Scoones (IDS, UK), Wendy Wolford (Cornell, USA), Ben White (ISS, Netherlands)

 

The focus of the conference was on the politics of global land grabbing and agrarian change. The papers and panels address some of the most urgent and strategic questions around global land grab.

 

The conference was followed in October 2012 by Global Land Grabbing II - the second international conference on large-scale land deals - at Cornell University, USA.

Delegates discuss global land grabbing

Video_darkPlenary presentations and delegate reflections on global land grabs.

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Conference Background

wheatiiCo-organized and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium in partnership with the Journal of Peasant Studies and the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI). This international academic conference on ‘Global Land Grabbing’ will be held on 6-8 April 2011 at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

The focus of the conference will be on the politics of global land grabbing and agrarian change. Papers are expected to address some of the most urgent and strategic questions around global land grab.

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Programme

policyengagementdescrip Over 100 papers will be presented 32 panels during the conference. Find the full listing of plenary presentations, all papers, plus panel abstracts here.

 

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Policy Frameworks

Much recent policy debate has focused on policy guidelines or principles aimed at governing land investments. A number of competing frameworks exist. There are also opportunities to get involved through e-discussions and petitions.

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Media Coverage

futureofpastconfwebPress release and other media coverage
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LDPI Research Network

ldpi-logoLDPI promotes 'engaged research' on the recent explosion of (trans) national commercial and corporation-driven land transactions.
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JPS Forum

A new report has been released to coincide with the conference. The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) Forum on global land grabbing, with three leading commentators, debates the sometimes hidden impacts of land deals and sets the scene for wider debates at the upcoming conference.
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Future Aquicultures Consortium Land Deal Politics Initiative Journal of Peasant Studies Institute of Development Studies