Monday, November 12, 2012

 

PUBLICATIONS: Select Bibliographies on Biofuels, Land Rights in Africa & Global Land Grabbing

Robin Palmer has released an updated set of bibliographies with information concerning biofuels, land rights in Africa, and global land grabbing. The materials below include reports, slideshows, books, journal articles, and other media.

Select Bibliography (1) of Reports on Biofuels, Land Rights in Africa & Global Land Grabbing, 2006-2012 NEW
Source: Robin Palmer (Mokoro)
Summary: An updated select bibliography of reports on biofuels, land rights in Africa and global land grabbing. 135 organizations are cited, including the ‘top 10’ of FAO, GRAIN, IIED, the International Land Coalition, the Oakland Institute, OHCHR, Pambazuka News, Sci-Dev.Net, TNI and the World Bank.
Date: 20 October 2012
Download (635K pdf)

Select Bibliography (2) of Books, Journal Articles and TV, Video and Radio Clips on Biofuels, Land Rights in Africa & Global Land Grabbing, 2008-2012 NEW
Source: Robin Palmer (Mokoro)
Summary: A new select bibliography of books, journal articles and TV, video and radio clips on biofuels, land rights in Africa and global land grabbing. Cites 8 books, the explosion of journal articles, including special issues, and over 100 TV, video and radio clips.
Date: 20 October 2012
Download (397K pdf)

Select Bibliography (3) of Press Cuttings on Biofuels, Land Rights in Africa & Global Land Grabbing, 2007-2012 NEW
Source: Robin Palmer (Mokoro)
Summary: An updated select bibliography of press cuttings on biofuels, land rights in Africa and global land grabbing. It is organised geographically: global, Africa general, 37 African countries and regions, Middle East, Asia, 10 Asian countries, Latin America, 5 Latin American countries with the focus always on Africa.
Date: 20 October 2012
Download (1,364K pdf)

Slideshow: Who’s behind the land grabs? NEW
Source: GRAIN
Summary: A slide show about some of the people pursuing or supporting large farmland grabs around the world. 15 people are named, along with their friends and their critics (the latter in ‘going further’ sections). Highly informative.
Date: 16 October 2012
Download (714K pdf) -GRAIN website-

The Global Land Grab. A Primer NEW
Source: TNI
Summary: Asks and responds to a series of questions about land grabbing, including what is it, what is its scale, its history, its impacts, how does it take place, what is new, how is it tied to water grabbing, what is green grabbing, who or what are the main drivers, what is the role of the EU, what solutions have been proposed, why are guidelines and transparency not sufficient, what systemic changes are needed, what does the concept of food sovereignty have to offer, and what resistance is being undertaken?
Date: October 2012
Download (864K pdf) -TNI website-

Our Land, Our Lives. Time out on the global land rush NEW
Source: Oxfam Briefing Note
Summary: Calls on the World Bank to freeze for 6 months all lending to projects that involve or enable agricultural large-scale land acquisitions. Includes an opportunity cost too high, the pivotal role of the World Bank, vital areas for progress, time to call a halt, recommendations.
Date: October 2012
Download (529K pdf) -Oxfam website-

When development cooperation becomes land grabbing: the role of Development Finance Institutions NEW
Source: Pain pour le Prochain (Birgit Zimmerle)
Summary: Examines the role of development finance institutions in land grabbing � the World Bank group, the African Development Bank group, IFAD, European development finance institutions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Looks at international efforts to react to calls to stop land grabbing, makes recommendations.
Date: October 2012
Download (697K pdf) -Pain pour le Prochain website-

Gendered Dimensions of Land & Rural Livelihoods. The case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe NEW
Source: LDPI Working Paper 8 (Patience Mutopo)
Summary: Nuanetsi Ranch had been invaded by villagers from different parts of Mwenezi, Chiredzi and Chivi communal areas since 2000. In February 2010, the government announced that the settlers had to be removed and resettled in other ’uncontested lands’ in the area, compromising their rights to sustainable livelihoods, human development and land acquisition. The perceptions of the men and women resident at Chigwizi has had a bearing on understanding the nature of gendered land and rural livelihoods in the context of biofuel production in Zimbabwe, after fast track land reform.
Date: October 2012
Download (1,849K pdf) -PLAAS website-

Conservation and ecotourism on privatised land in the Mara, Kenya. The case of conservancy land leases NEW
Source: LDPI Working Paper 9 (Claire Bedelian)
Summary: Investigates private sector investment in conservation and ecotourism through conservancy land leases in the Mara region of Kenya. In recent and growing tourism development, groups of Maasai landowners are leasing their parcels of land to tourism investors and forming wildlife conservancies. Examines this model and the implications it has for Maasai livelihoods and the environment. Given the large extent and recent change in ownership in these areas, land leases do however keep the lands they cover together and are potentially an optimistic outlook for such open rangeland areas. Consideration however must be given to adjacent areas and communities that may face the negative knock on effects of such schemes. Within the Mara, land leases have been rapidly expanded upon, implying that similar schemes might be of interest to both investors and communities alike in other wildlife areas.
Date: October 2012
Download (1,086K pdf) -PLAAS website-



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home