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Panel 16: LIVELIHOODS – Transition countries
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
This panel aims at exploring the blank spot in the "land grab" debate: the concealed but accelerating process of domestic and international large-scale land acquisitions in the transition countries of the former socialist countries in Eurasia.

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

Panel 21: OVERVIEW – Evaluating options: opportunity or danger?
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
This panel will consider narratives, arguments and methodologies for investigating the significance and impacts of land deals – rather than focusing on particular empirical case studies. Four contributors tackle this in different ways.

Panel 27: OVERVIEW – Land grabbing and land titling
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Global land grabbing is often associated with institutional processes around formal land titling, either a precondition for the land deals or a result of land deals. This panel will critically examine multiple linkages between land titling on the one hand

Panel 22: LIVELIHOODS – Pastoralism
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Large land deals involving a range of domestic and transnational investors are reconfiguring access to resources in drylands in sub-Saharan Africa and presenting new threats for pastoralists inhabiting these environments. The livelihoods of pastoralists depend greatly on mobility and flexibility

Panel 1 – LIVELIHOODS: Land Rights
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Land deals have been called 'land grabs' where these have prompted displacement and dispossession, in contexts of weak land rights laws and institutions. The panel combines two regional reviews - of Africa and Southeast Asia - with two more detailed

Panel 28: LIVELIHOODS – Biofuels and Livelihoods
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Salient discourses and narratives justify biofuel related interventions in terms of the economic development of "waste" or "idle" lands, alternative energy and climate change. These exist alongside counter- narratives that project a dire food security crisis related to biofuel development.

Panel 12: ENVIRONMENT – Green Grabs
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
In this panel, presenters focus on land grabs conducted in the name of environmental stewardship. Although most of the attention on land-grabbing has gone to corporate and government buyers, the expropriation or use of land for the purposes of conservation