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  1. Library Resource
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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2018
    Cameroon

    Cameroon is part of a global trend towards large-scale investments in infrastructure, agriculture, extractive industries, industrial facilities and real estate that are displacing many people. Deeming these projects in the public interest, governments often acquire land by expropriating locally-held land rights. But compulsory land acquisition has severe economic, social and cultural impacts for families and communities.

  2. Library Resource
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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Cameroon

    Cameroon’s current land law appears to have two conflicting objectives: to attract investors through large-scale land concessions while simultaneously protecting biodiversity, defending local people’s rights and promoting rural development. But the legislation governing large-scale land-based investments is outdated and sometimes incoherent. The land allocation process is investor driven and does not appropriately balance economic, social or environmental considerations.

  3. Library Resource
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    Training Resources & Tools
    October, 2016
    Global

  4. Library Resource
    Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning: A Case Study
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Sri Lanka

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 

    This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:

    • benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;

    • the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.

    Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.

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    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2019
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.

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    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa

    Reports & Research
    December, 2019
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    This report details practical lessons on how to approach responsible land based investments in agriculture, derived from the experiences of LEGEND challenge fund projects and other pilots in Africa.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    This report draws on 10 case studies of recent large-scale land deals and aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals, and to identify ‘pressure points’ for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development. The findings of this research demonstrate the wide scope for strategies to be targeted at diverse actors, by a wide range of players, to ensure that investments uphold the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Global

    This article reflects on the Tenure Guidelines as a tool for addressing resource governance challenges. It outlines the process through which the Tenure Guidelines were developed and reviews key features of their content, and then focuses on two issues: the legal significance of the VGGT, and the nature of initiatives to advance their implementation.

  9. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2013
    Global

    This guide offers a three-point framework for companies seeking to integrate FPIC principles into their policies and apply them in the operations. This includes

    • complying with the requirements for FPIC under international and national law,

    • implementing FPIC principles throughout the project life-cycle, and

    • extending FPIC processes to all project-affected communities in line with good practice guidance. It also seeks to

    • articulate the relevance of FPIC to company policy and practice, and

  10. Library Resource
    Rural producer agency and agricultural value chains: What role for socio-legal empowerment?
    Reports & Research
    February, 2019
    Global

    Growing numbers of policies and programmes aim to integrate small-scale rural producers into agricultural value chains. But significant questions remain over how best to: recognise the possibly divergent visions, interests and constraints of various actors; address often substantial power imbalances; and ultimately promote agency among rural producers and their communities – that is, their ability to choose, act and influence realities around them.

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