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International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

Reports & Research
Outubro, 2016
África

Summary: Includes land acquisitions continue to be an important trend; a need for this new, updated report; agricultural land acquisitions are increasingly becoming operational; food crops dominate but also palm oil and fuel crops; Africa is the most targeted continent; large diversity in origin of investors; land acquisitions often target relatively highly populated areas dominated by croplands; local communities are often bypassed in negotiations, limited information on displacement and compensation; a need for further monitoring.

Towards a protocol on fair compensation in cases of legitimate land tenure changes

Reports & Research
Outubro, 2016
Global

The Organising Committee of the Dutch Land Governance Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue has commissioned an investigation into the need and possibility to develop a protocol on fair compensation in cases of legitimate land tenure changes, with a focus on expropriation. This is in line with the Ministry’s role in the Land Governance Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue. This dialogue involves government, civil society, business, finance and academia.

Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

Policy Papers & Briefs
Setembro, 2016
Global

Many internally displaced people (IDPs) find refuge in cities. However, the scale of global urban internal displacement caused by violence, conflict, disasters and development projects is unknown. Cities struggle to accommodate IDPs since their movements are largely spontaneous, and some authorities may resist helping IDPs for fear of encouraging further influxes. Meanwhile, IDPs face displacement-specific challenges to rebuild their lives in urban settings and may be displaced again in the process due to lack of housing tenure security and violence and insecurity.


Impacto del conflicto armado en los medios de vida de la población afrodescendiente del corregimiento de Tutunendo municipio Quibdó, departamento del Chocó

Reports & Research
Setembro, 2016
Colômbia

La investigación rastrea el impacto del conflicto armado en los medios de vida de la población del corregimiento de Tutunendo en el municipio de Quibdó, departamento del Chocó. El trabajo interpreta el modo y los medios de vida de los moradores afro descendientes de este territorio, para poder dar cuenta de las transformaciones sociales, culturales, políticas y económicas que han tenido lugar debido al impacto del conflicto armado.

La visión de desarrollo y su incidencia en la implementación del acuerdo uno (1) de La Habana sobre desarrollo rural integral, desde el enfoque de paz territorial y los mecanismos construidos por las comunidades negras en el Medio Atrato

Reports & Research
Setembro, 2016
Colômbia

Este trabajo da cuenta de la visión de desarrollo y su incidencia en la implementación del acuerdo uno (1) de la Habana sobre Desarrollo Rural Integral, desde el enfoque de paz territorial y los mecanismos construidos para la consecución de la paz en sus territorios por las comunidades negras en el Medio Atrato Chocoano.

Land Rights Matter! Anchors to Reduce Land Grabbing, Dispossession and Displacement

Reports & Research
Setembro, 2016
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Myanmar
Philippines
Vietnam

“It is paradoxical but hardly surprising that the right to food has been endorsed more often and with greater unanimity and urgency than most other human rights, while at the same time being violated more comprehensively and systematically than probably any other.”


Richard Cohen, in Causes of Hunger, 1994


Resignificando vidas: reconfiguraciones urbano - identitarias de Agroarte, Semillas del Futuro, Unión entre Comunas en el barrio San Pedro Peñitas, Medellín, Colombia.

Reports & Research
Agosto, 2016
Colômbia

En un contexto de violencia sostenida por ma?s de sesenta an?os en Colombia, con los actores que hasta hoy se mantienen, y durante tres de?cadas especi?ficamente en la Comuna 13 y en el Corregimiento 60 de Medelli?n (Colombia), el colectivo agro- arti?stico Agroarte, Semillas del Futuro, Unio?n entre Comunas lleva a cabo acciones desde las pra?cticas agroecolo?gicas urbanas y el arte.

The coupling of South American soybean and cattle production frontiers: new challenges for conservation policy and land change science

Journal Articles & Books
Agosto, 2016
Bolívia
Paraguai
Brasil
Argentina
América do Sul

Different drivers and places of land use change in South America have often been studied in isolation. Evidence suggests, however, that in many instances, both places and drivers are becoming increasingly interconnected. The growing diversification and internationalization of agricultural commodity chains is creating new linkages across production frontiers and sectors that have important implications for conservation.

Invisible Lives - The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma - Burmese (မြန်မာဘာသာ)

Reports & Research
Agosto, 2016
Myanmar

Executive Summary: "Recently, much attention surrounding Burma has focused on the democratic reform, 2015 elections and the future of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government, whilst a profound humanitarian crisis and continuing concerns of the ethnic minority communities in the southeast have been largely ignored. The recent story of political and economic reform has insufficiently addressed the ongoing struggles of internally displaced persons (IDPs), as they become an inconvenient truth rendered invisible by the larger reform narrative.

INVISIBLE LIVES: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma - English, Burmese (မြန်မာဘာသာ)

Reports & Research
Agosto, 2016
Myanmar

Executive Summary:
"Recently, much attention surrounding Burma has focused on the democratic reform, 2015
elections and the future of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government, whilst
a profound humanitarian crisis and continuing concerns of the ethnic minority communities in
the southeast have been largely ignored. The recent story of political and economic reform
has insufficiently addressed the ongoing struggles of internally displaced persons (IDPs), as

Arrests and harassments of human rights defenders in Tanzania

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julho, 2016
Tanzania

This briefing note call attention to the ongoing situation of harassments and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders in Loliondo in northern Tanzania.It offers an account of the recent events taking place in the area and background information.


IWGIA believes that these developments are a cause of great concern. The detentions, harassment and trumped up charges undermine civil society and other stakeholders, limiting their options to carry out human rights work in Tanzania.