The Land Matrix is an independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability around large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in low- and middle-income countries across the world. By capturing data on its website, the initiative aims to stimulate debate on the trends and impacts of LSLAs, facilitate wide participation in collecting and sharing data about these deals, and contribute to the growing movement towards open data.
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Library ResourceDatasetsTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2009Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal, Latin America and the Caribbean, Argentina, Asia, Philippines, Eastern Europe
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2017Norway, Philippines
Land grabs in the wake of a disaster are nothing new. However this phenomenon gains certain particularities and interest when it happens within the current context of climate change policy initiatives and the global land rush. This nexus produces a new set of political processes containing new actors and alliances, legitimizations, and mechanisms of dispossession that set off a different pace for land grabs. This study explores this nexus which has the potential to swiftly reboot spatial, institutional and political land arrangements in poor communities on a large scale, globally.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2012Philippines
textabstractMainstream adherence to land titling as a strategy to address rural poverty has gained even more sway against the backdrop of the contemporary phenomenon of large-scale farmland acquisitions, known to some as “global land grabbing”. The orthodox narrative, embraced in toto by organisations such as the World Bank, is that formal property rights mitigate the risks of these land acquisitions and allow the poor to access the benefits of these acquisitions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1974Philippines
IDRC personnel. Address on the evaluation of martial law in the Philippines - analyses the effects of martial law (e.g., lower crime rate, land reform, increased foreign investment, curtailment of civil liberties, higher cost of living, slow pace of social reform); discusses current events in the Philippines (e.g., political ideologycal trends, political power of the technocracy), and pressures that will probably lead to the lifting of martial law. Bibliographic notes.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2018Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
This publication discusses the relevance to land and agriculture of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP BHR), and provides an overview of the state of the UNGP BHR’s implementation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. While significant efforts were undertaken by human rights institutions and CSOs to promote UNGP BHR, this book outlines areas of action at country and regional levels to mainstream UNGP BHR.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2014Philippines
The Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), was developed under the Committee on World Food Security as a result of collaboration among different groups of stakeholders – governments, civil society, private sector, academia. The VGGT is intended to provide a framework for responsible tenure governance that supports food security, poverty alleviation, sustainable resource use and environmental protection.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Cambodia, Philippines
This report draws on the Land Matrix database to analyze and better understand the phenomenon of large-scale agricultural land deals. It focuses on:
» land acquisitions or investments (“deals”) targeting the Global South and Eastern Europe, including only low and middle income countries;
» transnational deals, excluding deals where only domestic actors are involved; and
» deals where the envisioned land use is agricultural.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Guatemala, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Philippines, Italy, Australia
This technical guide sets out practical actions for government agencies, civil society organizations, land users and private investors globally to respect and comply with their responsibilities in relation to FPIC. It
• translates principles of responsible land governance and tenure (see the VGGT) into practical mechanisms, processes and actions,
• gives examples of good practice – what has worked, where, why and how, and
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2016South-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
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines
This publication compiles land grab cases documented by LWA partners in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines. The cases highlight how farmers, women, and indigenous peoples have been displaced from their lands; and how ecosystems have been destroyed, food security undermined and livelihoods lost. This publication also features the recommended principles of responsible agricultural investment (rai) governing land investments in the Philippines recognizing the importance of farming and fishing communities in the country.
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