Access to land is one of the first things that come up in the talk about the future of agricultural development. Apart from the fact that one can not grow anything without the land, this issue of land tenure and rights triggers talks about policy, development, business, investments, human rights, public administration, cultivation techniques, culture, gender and nature conservation.
Competition for land is exacerbated by business expansion, food demand and land degradation. There are many cases when companies buy or get land in lease with local population inhabiting the area. In the situations when regulations are not clear and are compromised by corruption, as it is often the case in many land deals in low-income countries, making the right business decision can be tricky.
Together with partners SIANI explores the topic of land tenure and rights in agriculture, focusing on the responsible agricultural investments (RAI). In line with the CFS-led RAI process, our work brings together viewpoints of a diverse set of actors both from Sweden and from abroad and looks into the links between social and environmental factors through the prism of community forest land rights.
Below we put together some resources from our recent work on the topic:
- Video of Lou Munden’s (The Munden Project) talk on Integrating Tenure Risks and Investment Decisions. Watch video here
- Event: Securing Forest and Community Land Rights – Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward. Read the discussion summary, watch videos and presentations here
- Event: Responsible agricultural investments in developing countries: how to make principles and guidelines effective? Check out the presentations from the event here
There is more! We invite you to browse around!