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Military land-grabbing gathers pace under cover of conflict

22 April 2023

Farmers and other land-owners have no legal recourse against a regime using war to seize land for military bases, client corporations and grandiose infrastructure projects.

Second Dialogue event strengthens Responsible Investment in Land in Lao PDR and reinforces stakeholder collaboration

22 September 2022

The event convened various stakeholders from the sector with the aim to review the progress of implementation of responsible investments in agriculture and forestry in Lao PDR, exchange experiences and discuss responsibilities to foster collaboration efforts.  

Governance by guidelines: Shifting regulatory regimes of agribusiness and plantation investments in Southeast Asia

5 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary This panel was conceptualised around the current era of guidelines and certification as tools for resolving problems arising from weak regulation of agribusiness investments. Some of these tools include international frameworks, voluntary…

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A Story about Maize: Tracing a value chain from land-use to supermarket shelf

13 May 2022

This Land Portal data story looks at the increase of maize production in and around Thailand, and its relation to a poultry value chain as an ingredient in animal feed. 

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FAO VGGT Closing Events

WEBINARS: Capturing Knowledge from the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

Over the past nine years, the project on Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT)has helped countries make political commitments towards the eradication of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition, with the…