Panel 1 – LIVELIHOODS: Land Rights

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 case studies from Indonesia and Zimbabwe. These explore the mechanisms through which land rights are transferred, and the implications for existing land users and rights holders, and for common property regimes.

Chair: Paul Mathieu, FAO, Rome