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land grabbing

Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.

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Land corruption risks in the green energy sector
Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2023
Global

Green energy (and/or renewable energy) requires large areas of land to operate, often more so than energy generated from fossil fuels. The acquisition of land comes with accompanying corruption risks which can lead to challenges such as land grabbing and illegal displacement of communities.

Fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions
Peer-reviewed publication
October 2023
Global

Despite the existence of a legal framework defining the right to fair compensation, and notwithstanding the vast literature on transnational and domestic land deals, no theory has been developed so far to allow for a specific analysis of the economics of fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), limiting our understanding of the underlying reasons of success or failure of this

Reports & Research
May 2022
Africa

Despite the progress made in terms of global and national land policy frameworks, effective changes in practices remain limited.

GOVERNANÇA FUNDIÁRIA FRÁGIL, FRAUDE E CORRUPÇÃO
Reports & Research
December 2021
Brazil

O termo “grilagem” remete à prática antiga de forjar um título de propriedade e colocá-lo em uma gaveta com grilos para amarelar o documento, conferindo a aparência de um documento legitimo.

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAND GRABBING AND CORRUPTION IN BRAZIL?
Reports & Research
December 2021
Brazil

Fraud and corruption are the main enabling mechanisms for land abuses in Brazil, guaranteeing impunity for land grabbers and other public and private agents involved in these schemes.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2021
Tanzania

This paper seeks to answer the question: how does land become grabbable and local people relocatable? It focuses on the historical and current conditions of land tenure that enable land grabbing.

Reports & Research
September 2021
Kazakhstan

By creating a land commission, the Kazakh authorities managed to bring down the protest rallies in 2016, when, under pressure from citizens, the government was forced to abandon the sale and lease of land to foreigners.

Reports & Research
August 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cette étude est le troisième volet d’une série consacrée à l’accès à la terre, thématique centrale du programme 2017-2021 d’Entraide et Fraternité. Les deux premiers volets ont été consacrés en 2018, à Madagascar et en 2019, aux Philippines.

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