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Land decision-making: how to improve land actors' participation in the Arab World?

4 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary The presentation was organized in 3 parts: presentation of the land situation, land actors, and land revolution in the Arab Region.  After presenting the context and specificities of the Arab region, it seems that the Arab economy is related to…

Mass Claims in Land and Property Following the Arab Spring: Lessons from Yemen

The Arab Spring uprisings have released a flood of land and property conflicts, brought about by decades of autocratic rule. Expropriations, corruption, poor performance of the rule of law, patronage and sectarian discrimination built up a wide variety of land and property transgressions over…

Saudi agricultural investment abroad - land grab or benign strategy?

By: Kieran Cooke Date: October 5th 2016 Source: Middle East Eye After food costs spike, Saudis spent billions buying up farm land around the world. Who benefits exactly and can the spree continue? hey control rice farms in Ethiopia, Sudan and the Philippines, cattle ranches in California…

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Three territorial disputes you may not have heard of

12 September 2022

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, this What to Read digest reviews three articles that explore different, lesser-known territorial disputes - all of them in Asia.

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Sharing and Exchange: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region

Download the summary report of this webinar here This webinar was organized in the frame of the 2nd Arab Land Conference. It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account…