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Panel 32: POLITICS – Resistance and Mobilization II
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

Panel 6 – LIVELIHOODS: Gender
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
This panel will look at gendered dimensions of land deals and large-scale commercial 'land conversions', in terms of the negotiation processes, land governance and authority, and gender-differentiated impacts. The papers present empirical material from case studies in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, China

Panel 17: ENVIRONMENT – Mining
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
The scramble for land is in substantial part a scramble for mineral wealth. While land grabs for food and fuel crops have gained attention in recent years, mining expansion in many developing countries is similarly increasing competition over land. In

Panel 7 – ENVIRONMENT: Constructing Marginal Lands
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
One of the key contexts of contemporary land grabbing is the changing dynamics in the agrofood, feed and fuel complex in the face of multiple crises. The mainstream idea is that there is a solution to these problems, and the

Panel 18: POLITICAL ECONOMY – Intra-regional Land Deals
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Several developing countries are not only the destination of large-scale land deals, but also the source of new investments. South-South land grabbing challenges traditional conceptions in political economy, and raises questions as to whether these arise from or produce different

Panel 19: GOVERNANCE – Restructuring the State I
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
This is the first in a two-panel series. In the series, presenters focus on the relationship between large-scale land grabs and modern forms, ideas and manifestations of the State. The papers highlight the ways in which land grabs shape the

Panel 20: POLITICS – Local Politics
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
A government-to-government land deal is often no more than a framework, under which concrete deals between agribusiness corporations and local government for the leasing of designated areas may or may not emerge. The actual “grabbing” of land – the dispossession

Opening Session
April 14, 2011 / Land Grab Panel Outputs
Welcome by Lawrence Haddad, Director of Institute of Development Studies  and keynote address by Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Followed by a plenary discussion: defining the big questions for the conference.