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Land & Investments

Land investments encompass a wide range of activity in forestry, agriculture, mining, industry, urban infrastructure, tourism, and conservation. Theoretical benefits see investment bringing capital, jobs, technology and knowledge transfer, and infrastructure development to a locality. Yet a wave of agribusiness plantation deals over the past 15 years has also highlighted the risks land investments can create, including land conflict and dispossession.

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Confident Gender and Land Champions - New WOLTS Paper Published

23 May 2023

Latest paper from the WOLTS team offers new evidence of a sustainable approach to securing land rights for women and communities 

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New Portfolio Highlights the Promises and Pitfalls of Land Investments

18 April 2023

The Land Portal Foundation has launched a new Land & Investments Portfolio that unpacks the key concepts, terms, international frameworks and policies, and many other aspects critical to understanding how land investments affect society.

Ethiopia organizes National Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) on large scale agricultural investment

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The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic of Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implemented Responsible Governance of Investment in Land (RGIL) project has organized the third Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) on…


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How WOLTS champions changed communities, and changed me - Building a sustainable model for women and community land rights

16 May 2023

The WOLTS experience has given me hope for the future. Change is possible.

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Customary Land Rights in Sierra Leone

The New Customary Land Rights Act in Sierra Leone: Bringing informed community consent to responsible investment

17 November 2022

In September 2022, Sierra Leone enacted unprecedented laws related to land, climate, and sustainable development. This new law transforms communities’ ability to protect their land rights and pursue sustainable development. This webinar will discuss the processes, the experiences, the challenges,…