1st LARRI Thematic Research Meeting: "Community Rights and Large-Scale Land Investments"

Photo: Jesper Karlsson

1st LARRI Thematic Research Meeting: "Community Rights and Large-Scale Land Investments"

LARRI (Land Rights Research Initiative) now launch a series of thematic research networking meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a platform for researchers and students from different academic disciplines with a common interest in land issues.

What Seminar
When Jan 23, 2013 01:00 PM to
Jan 23, 2013 02:45 PM
Where School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1, Room D-31
Contact Name
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The first half of the meeting will be devoted to short presentations (10-15 minutes) based on research and studies the four speakers below have been/are engaged in with bearing on the theme of the meeting: 
Kenneth Hermele: Reflections on the current trend of large-scale land investments.

Maria Ölund: Indirect effects of large-scale land and water investments: based on field research from Ethiopia.
Lasse Krantz: Scope and constraints for community-investor partnerships: experiences from Mozambique.

Jesper Karlsson: An update on FAOs research on FDI in agriculture and work with principles for responsible agriculture investments (on video link from FAO in Rome). Jesper is the author of Focali brief 2012:03

Discussion and questions: based on the presentations and other issues related to the theme of the meeting.

About LARRI:

The Land Rights Research Initiative (LARRI) is an initiative hosted by GCGD (Centre of Globalization and Development) at Gothenburg University. The initiative was launched 2012 and is meant as a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas and information as well as for promoting collaboration among researchers and students interested in land rights issues from a poverty and development perspective in a context of global change. So far activities have consisted of the organization of open seminars on global processes and policies of particular significance for the land rights and other natural resource rights of the rural poor, this type of events will continue to be organized by LARRI. In addition, LARRI now launch a series of thematic research networking meetings. The next open LARRI – seminar: ”Large-scale land investments: curse or development opportunity?” will be held the 13th of March at 13-15 hours in the same venue as this meeting. 

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