Contemporary land grabbing is often associated with violent conflict. This can be seen in the way enclosures are being carried out, or how contract farming or labour recruitment are being framed and enforced, and when ordinary villagers resist getting dispossessed or the differentiating currents of land grabs. This panel will critically examine how and in what ways violent conflict and land grabs are linked to each other when and where they do occur.
Chair: Jeff Boyer, Appalachia State University, North Carolina,USA
- Jefferson Boyer, Anthropology Department, Appalachian State University and Wilfredo Cardona Peñalva, Agricultural economist, former director of Honduras’s rural sustainable development research office, Ministry of Agriculture & Cattle Ranching, Land Grabbing in Pre- and Post-Coup Honduras (Presentation)
- Samuel B. Mabikke, PhD Student at the Centre of Land, Water and Environmental Risk Management, Technische Universität München, Escalating land grabbing in post-conflict regionsof Northern Uganda: A Need for Strengthening Land Governance in Acholi Region (Presentation)
- Markus Zander, Poptún, Petén, Guatemala, DED in cooperation with the Pastoral Social del Vicariato Apostólico de Petén and Jochen Dürr, working DED with IDEAR/CONGCOOP in Guatemala, Dynamics of change in land tenure, local power and the peasant economy: the case of Petén, Guatemala (Presentation)
- Megan Ybarra, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, Willamette University, Taming the Jungle, Saving the Maya Forest: The Military’s Role in Guatemalan Conservation (Presentation)