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International ClimateChange Policy Goals: Cascading into Agricultural Processes and Policies in Keny
July 6, 2011 / News
Background note for comments Harun Warui and Kennedy Were

Poulton Presentation for the Africa College International
June 29, 2011 / News
By Colin Poulton Presentation for the Africa College International “Food Security, Health and Impact” Knowledge Brokering Conference Leeds, UK 22-24 June 2011

?Replacing Pastoralism with Irrigated Agriculture in the Awash Valley, North-Eastern Ethiopia
June 28, 2011 / News
Replacing Pastoralism with Irrigated Agriculture in the Awash Valley, North-Eastern Ethiopia: Counting the Costs by Roy Behnke and Carol Kerven The development of hydropower and the availability of irrigated land per capita is lower in sub-Saharan Africa than in any

Blessings Chinsinga – Seeds and Subsidies: The Political Economy of Input Programmes in Malawi
June 14, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The Netherlands’ Ministry

Douglas Magunda – The Politics of Seed Relief in Zimbabwe
June 14, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The Netherlands’ Ministry

Elijah Muange – Can Agro-Dealers Deliver the Green Revolution in Kenya?
June 7, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The

John Thompson – ‘The Politics of Seed in Africa’s Green Revolution’
June 7, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The

Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative…
June 7, 2011 / News
Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative livelihoods to pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods There is increasing interest in rural development circles in promoting alternative livelihoods opportunities for pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods. However, there is very little empirical

IDS Seminar: A Business Approach to Food Security
IDS Seminar: A Business Approach to Food Security
June 7, 2011 / News
Listen to Chris Brett (speaker), John Humphrey (chair) and FAC researcher, Jim Sumberg (attendee) discuss what they took from the seminar, A Business Approach to Food Security, IDS (31 May 2011) and what they think the food industry should do

Oxfam launches Grow campaign
Oxfam launches Grow campaign
June 7, 2011 / News
Oxfam launched a new campaign called Grow, which aims at securing the world’s food supply by calling on governments, businesses and consumers to take action on climate change, minimising food price fluctuations, preventing landgrabs and halting the move toward biofuels.

NEW Report: Mapping hotspots of climate change and food insecurity in the global tropics
NEW Report: Mapping hotspots of climate change and food insecurity in the global tropics
May 31, 2011 / News
A new report has matched future climate change ‘hotspots’ with populations that are already suffering from chronic food problems, mainly Africa and South Asia. However, China and Latin America are also at risk. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change,

More than climate change: pressures leading to innovation by pastoralists in Ethiopia and Niger
May 11, 2011 / News
By Yohannes GebreMichael, Saidou Magagi, Wolfgang Bayer, and Ann Waters-Bayer   An exploratory study was made in Ethiopia and Niger into pastoralists? responses to climate change. It identified a wide range of technical and institutional innovations that pastoralists developed to adapt to new

Communiqué of the 1st Dialogue of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology
May 5, 2011 / News
Communiqué of the 1st Dialogue of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology FARA Secretariat, Accra 29 April 2011

Biofuels and Land Appropriation in Colombia: Do Biofuels National Policies Fuel Land Grabs?
May 3, 2011 / News
by Victoria Marin, Jon C. Lovett and Joy S. Clancy Biofuels driven land grab is often identified with land transactions conducted in developing countries by transnational/foreign companies/governments for the production of biofuels/feedstock for exports. This captures only partially the dynamics

Resisting Agribusiness Development: The Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate
April 19, 2011 / News
Resisting Agribusiness Development: The Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate in West Papua, Indonesia. Longgena Ginting, WALHI/FoE Indonesia, Jalan Selamet Ketaren 100, 20371 Medan, Indonesia and  Oliver Pye, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, Bonn University, Nassestrasse 2, 53113 Bonn,

Timeline: Northern Kenya
April 15, 2011 / News

Timeline: Mbarara, Uganda
April 15, 2011 / News

Timeline: Maasai, Kenya
April 15, 2011 / News

Timeline: Karamoja, Uganda
April 15, 2011 / News

Timeline: Il Polei, Muko
April 15, 2011 / News

Timeline: Darfur Region
April 15, 2011 / News

Markus Zander and Jochen Dürr??????
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Dynamics in land tenure, local power and the peasant economy: the case of south-east Petén, Guatemala

Ye Jingzhong and Wang Chunyu?
April 13, 2011 / News
Mining and Land in North China:politics and livelihoods

Megan Ybarra?
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Taming the Jungle, Saving the Maya ForestThe Military’s Role in Guatemalan Conservation

Ward Anseeuw, Antoine Ducastel and Jean-Jacques Gabas?
April 13, 2011 / News
The end of the African peasant?From investment funds and Finance-Value-Chains to questions about the African peasant

Oane Visser and Natalia Mamonova?
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Land Deals in Russian Agriculture: Exploring investors land acquisition strategies

Tom Lavers
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – The role of foreign investment in Ethiopia’s smallholder-focused agricultural development strategy

Dr. Kyla Tienhaara & Dr. Wynet Smith
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Negotiating Carbon Concessions in Developing Countries: Issues of Capacity, Confidentiality & Corruption

Thea Hilhorst, Joost Nelen, Nata Traoré
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Agrarian change under the radar screenRising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in West Africa Results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Tania Salerno
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation  – Transnational Land Deals in Mindanao: Situating Ambivalent Farmer Responses in Local Politics

Takeshi Ito, NoerFauziRachman, Laksmi Adriani Savitri
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Naturalizing land dispossession: A policy discourse analysis of the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) Papau, Indonesia

Max Spoor? and Oane Visser
April 13, 2011 / News
Presentation – Land Grabbing in Former Soviet Eurasia

Laura Silva Castañeda?
April 13, 2011 / News
Certification dispositifsand land conflicts:the case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Thomas Sikor?
April 13, 2011 / News
Global enclosures? Exploring the dynamics of forest-based climate mitigation

ShapanAdnan
April 13, 2011 / News
Resistance to accumulation by dispossession: Struggles for land by the poor peasantry in rural Bangladesh

Sérgio Sauer
April 13, 2011 / News
Agrarian structure, foreign land ownership, and land value in Brazil

Rosanne Rutten & Gerben Nooteboom
April 13, 2011 / News
GulfState Investments in Indonesiaand The Philippines

Rocheleau
April 13, 2011 / News

Ritu Verma
April 13, 2011 / News
The ‘New’ Politics of Land and Development: Experiences of Dispossession, Social/Gender Equity and Environmental Sustainability in East & Southern Africa

Rawat
April 13, 2011 / News
SEZ’s in India : Special Reference to Polepally

Randi Kaarhus
April 13, 2011 / News
Agricultural growth corridors equals Land Grabbing? Models, roles, and accountibilities in a Mozambican case

Rachel Nalepa??
April 13, 2011 / News
Aquestion of scale: the construction of marginal lands and the limitations of global land classifications

Philip McMichael?
April 13, 2011 / News
The food regime in the land grab