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Panel 23: ENVIRONMENT – Water
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Are land grabs actually water grabs? Water scarcity is a driver of land grabs. Arid countries in the Gulf and elsewhere seek to produce their food in other countries' endowed with higher rainfall, rather than rely on volatile global commodity

PANEL 29: ENVIRONMENT – Ecologies of Dispossession
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Presenters focus on the way in which land grabs re-shape ecological conditions and functions in various places as well as the way in which notions of the Environment shapes global discourses and structures of land use. All of the papers

Panel 13: POLITICAL ECONOMY – Finance
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
The issue of land acquisitions in developing countries cannot be separated from finance. Investors, whether commercially or strategically oriented, are supplying the new demand that is eliciting supply, sparking great controversy along the way.

Panel 24: POLITICAL ECONOMY – Partnerships and Business Models
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Faced with ongoing challenges of rural poverty and the need to promote national economic development, African governments in particular are looking for new ways to promote external investment in agriculture, increasingly in the form of commercial partnerships with local communities.

Panel 30: POLITICAL ECONOMY – Dragon in a Three Piece Suit: China Invests
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Focussing on Chinese investment in land and agriculture, the panelists suggest that widespread investment in land from China is relatively new and potentially distinct from investments made by other actors.

Panel 14: GOVERNANCE – Legal Frameworks
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Parties to land deals extend beyond primary lessors and lessees, and may involve private companies, national governments, regulatory institutions, financiers, non-governmental organisations, and local communities, among others. The papers in this panel explore multiple laws, treaties, codes, agreements, standards and

PANEL 25: GOVERNANCE – Restructuring the State II
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
This is the second in a two-panel series (See Panel 19 for first part) . In the series, presenters focus on the relationship between large-scale land grabs and modern forms, ideas or manifestations of the State.

Panel 31: GOVERNANCE – Community consultation and free prior informed consent
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
"Free, prior and informed consent" is an international standard against which community consultation processes regarding land-based investment can be based. This panel explores questions about these notions, with reference to experiences in several countries including (nearly independent) Southern Sudan.

Panel 15: POLITICS – Local Elites
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
The notion of a „global? land grab has drawn attention to the transnational character of large-scale land acquisitions, yet empirical research is suggested a central role played by domestic elites – at local, provincial and national levels – as investors,

Panel 26: POLITICS – Resistance and Mobilization I
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Global land grabbing is politically contested process, partly explaining for its uneven outcomes from one setting to another. The political contestations around land grabbing vary in character, actors, agendas, forms, ideology, politics and trajectory. This panel (one of the two