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John McCarthy, Suraya Afiff and Jacqueline Vel?
April 13, 2011 / News
A Land Grab Scenario for Indonesia?Diverse Trajectories and Virtual Land Grabs in the Outer Islands

John Letai?
April 13, 2011 / News
The Genesis of Land Deals in Kenya and its Implication on Pastoral Livelihoods – A Case Study of Laikipia District

Jeremy Ironside?
April 13, 2011 / News
The Competition for the Communal Lands of Indigenous Communities in Cambodia

Jennifer Baka???
April 13, 2011 / News
Biofuels and Wastelands: Energy Policy, Land Markets and Social Inequality in South India

Janette Bulkan?
April 13, 2011 / News
‘Red Star over Guyana’: colonial-style grabbing of natural resources but new grabbers

Ruth Hall
April 13, 2011 / News
The Next Great Trek? South African farmers head north

Graham Davies
April 13, 2011 / News
Farmland as an Asset Class: The Focus of Private Equity Firms in Africa

Giuseppina Siciliano
April 13, 2011 / News
Urbanization strategies and agrarian change in Eastern China. A multilevel integrated assessment of domestic land grabbing

Longgena Ginting and Oliver Pye???????
April 13, 2011 / News
Resisting Agribusiness Development: The MeraukeIntegrated Food and Energy Estate in West Papua, Indonesia

Laura German, George Schoneveld and Esther Mwangi?
April 13, 2011 / News
Processes of Large-Scale Land Acquisition: Case Studies from Sub-Saharan Africa

Julia Behrman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing?
April 13, 2011 / News
The Gender Implications of Large-Scale Land Deals

Elizabeth Fortin?
April 13, 2011 / News
Multi-stakeholder initiatives to regulate biofuels: the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels

Colin Filer??
April 13, 2011 / News
THE NEW LAND GRAB IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA:A CASE STUDY OF LAND-GRABBINGIN NEW IRELAND PROVINCE

Cécile Famerée Peter Ho?
April 13, 2011 / News
LAND GRABBING AND POPULAR RESISTANCE: CASE STUDIES IN THE PERUVIAN JUNGLE

Madeleine Fairbairn?
April 13, 2011 / News
Indirect expropriation:The role of national institutions and domestic elites in the Mozambican farmland grab

Esteve Corbera?
April 13, 2011 / News
A resilience framework for ‘land grabs’ research

Elisa DaVià
April 13, 2011 / News
The Politics of “Win-Win” Narratives Land Grabs as Development Opportunity?

Dzodzi Tsikataand Joseph Yaro?
April 13, 2011 / News
LAND MARKET LIBERALIZATION AND TRANS-NATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAND DEALS IN GHANA SINCE THE 1990S.

The fundamentallyflawed ‘marginal lands’ narrative: insights from the Philippines
April 13, 2011 / News
Our main argument is thatthe narrative about the existence of available marginal lands – defined as thinly inhabited, unproductive, under-productive, under-utilized, idle lands that can be transformed into zones of production for food and biofuels to solve the world’s problem

Diana Fletschner
April 13, 2011 / News
Rural Women and Agricultural Land Conversions in China

Devparna Roy??
April 13, 2011 / News
Development,” Land Acquisition in India, and the Tata Nano Project: A Comparison of Singur with Sanand

Derek Hall?
April 13, 2011 / News
Land Control, Land Grabs, and Southeast Asian Crop Booms

Deepak K Mishra?
April 13, 2011 / News
Behind Dispossession: State, Land Grabbing and Agrarian Change in Rural Orissa

Shepard Daniel
April 13, 2011 / News
Role of IFC in agricultural investment and large-scale land acquisition

Lorenzo Cotula
April 13, 2011 / News
Land deals in AfricaMapping parties and legal frameworks

Tor A. Benjaminsen Ian Bryceson Faustin Maganga Tonje Refseth?
April 13, 2011 / News
Conservation as land grabbing in Tanzania

Hubert Cochet and Michel Merlet ??????
April 13, 2011 / News
Land grabbing and share of the value added in agricultural processes.A new look at the distribution of land revenues

Claude J. Fortin
April 13, 2011 / News
The Biofuel Boom and Indonesia’s Oil Palm Industry : The Twin Process of Peseant Dispossession and Adverse Incorporation in West Kalimantan

Adeline Carrier
April 13, 2011 / News
Economic Land Concessions: a Legal Framework to Legitimize Land Grabbing in Cambodia?

Roosbelinda Cardenas Gonzales
April 13, 2011 / News
After titling: Oil palm landscapes and Afro-Colombian territories

Jefferson Boyer & Wilfredo Cardona?????
April 13, 2011 / News
Land Grabbing in Pre-and Post-Coup Honduras

M. Borras Jr. , Jennifer C. Franco , Danilo Carranza and Maria Lisa Alano
April 13, 2011 / News
The fundamentally flawed ‘marginal lands’ narrative: insights from the Philippines Saturnino

Benjamin Neimark?
April 13, 2011 / News
Biofuel battlegrounds: Property rights, land deals, and alternative energy production in Madagascar

Andrea Bues
April 12, 2011 / News
Agricultural Foreign Direct Investment and Water Rights – an Institutional Analysis from Ethiopia

An Ansoms
April 12, 2011 / News
The ‘bitter fruit’ of a new agrarian model: Large-scale land deals and local livelihoods in Rwanda

Kojo Amanor
April 12, 2011 / News
Global Landgrabs, Agribusiness and the Commercial Smallholder: A West African perspective

Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
April 12, 2011 / News
Expansion of oil palm agribusinesses over indigenous-peasant lands and territories in Guatemala: Fuellinga new cycle of agrarian accumulation, territorial dominance and social vulnerability?

Abdirizak Arale Nunow
April 12, 2011 / News
THE DYNAMICS OF LAND DEALS IN THE TANA DELTA, KENYA

Roman Herre
April 12, 2011 / News
A human rights perspective on land grabbing: the case of Cambodia

Pastoralists and irrigation in the Horn of Africa: Time for a rethink?
April 10, 2011 / News
By Stephen Sandford There is much land in pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa that could be converted to irrigated agriculture and thus provide an alternative or additional livelihood for pastoralists. There is a long history of successful indigenous

Land Deals and Commercial Agriculture In Nigeria
April 8, 2011 / News
Land Deals and Commercial Agriculture In Nigeria: The New Nigerian Farms in Shonga District, Kwara State Joseph A. Ariyo and Michael Mortimore Nigeria’s long standing agrarian policy was to transform the entire peasantry of smallholders in the country into modern

The next Great Trek? South African commercial farmers move north
April 8, 2011 / News
By Ruth Hall This paper analyses the shifting role of South African farmers, agribusiness and capital elsewhere in the Southern African region and the rest of the continent. It explores recent trends in this expansion, investigates the interests and agendas

Land Grabbing in Bangladesh: In-Situ Displacement of Peasant Holdings
April 8, 2011 / News
by Shelley Feldman and Charles Geisler Land grabbing accounts are now abundant, prompting scholars to seek patterns and regularities in the phenomenon across dissimilar geographies and histories. This paper examines the irregularities and pattern-defying expressions of land grabbing in Bangladesh

Escalating Land Grabbing In Post-conflict Regions of Northern Uganda: A Need for Strengthening…
April 8, 2011 / News
Escalating Land Grabbing In Post-conflict Regions of Northern Uganda: A Need for Strengthening Good Land Governance in Acholi Region By Samuel B. Mabikke Since the mid 1980s, Northern Uganda- a region of over 13 districts has been devastated by armed

Commercial pressures on land
April 7, 2011 / News
Ward Anseeuw And Mike Taylor Disclaimer: This Presentation Presents Work In Process, That Will Be Published By The ILC at the End Of May 2011

The end of the African peasant?
April 7, 2011 / News
The end of the African peasant? From investment funds and finance value-chains to peasant related questions by Ward Anseeuw, Antoine Ducastel and Jean- Jacques Gabas The last couple of years have been characterized by a “rediscovery” of agriculture as a

“Land Grabbing” in Developing Countries: Foreign Investors, Regulation and Codes of Conduct
April 7, 2011 / News
by Nadia Cuffaro and David Hallam The paper discusses the recent developments of FDI in land in developing countries. Three issues are analyzed: the first is the available evidence on the so called “land grab” and the associated question of the role

Behind Dispossession: State, Land Grabbing and Agrarian Change in Rural Orissa
April 7, 2011 / News
By Deepak K Mishra This paper seeks to examine the diverse forms and implications of land grabbing in Orissa, known for its abject poverty, starvation deaths and violent conflicts over the issue of displacement. Taking into account the historical processes

Expansion of oil palm agribusinesses over indigenouspeasant lands and territories in Guatemala…
April 7, 2011 / News
Expansion of oil palm agribusinesses over indigenouspeasant lands and territories in Guatemala: Fuelling a new cycle of agrarian accumulation, territorial dominance and social vulnerability? By Alberto Alonso-Fradejas This paper is a critical analysis of the political economy and ecology of

Implications of Land Deals to Livelihood Security and Natural Resource Management in Benshanguel…
April 7, 2011 / News
Implications of Land Deals to Livelihood Security and Natural Resource Management in Benshanguel Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia By Maru Shete The Federal Government of Ethiopia (FGE) is leasing out large tracts of arable lands both to domestic and foreign investors