Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: MC 6-100
Date: Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018
01-06: Tools for Responsible Agro Investment
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Kathryn Elizabeth Mathias, Illovo Sugar Africa Ltd, United Kingdom

Benefits Sharing Model on Large Scale Investment in Land: A Case of Large Scale Investment in Tanzania

Mbaraka Stambuli

Ministry of Lands Housing and Human Settlements Development, Land Tenure Support Programme (LTSP), Tanzania

Identifying Community Membership in Collective Land Tenure: Exploring Linkages and Sharing Experiences in the Case of River Cess County in Liberia

Ali Kaba

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)

Innovative Mechanisms For Better Responsible In Large-Scale Land Based Investment In Agriculture And Forestry Development In Vietnam

Nguyen Anh Phong1, Pham Quang Tu2, Ta Thu Trang1

1: Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam; 2: OXFAM Vietnam

Towards Responsible Agricultural Investment in Lao PDR: a study of agribusiness experiences

Justine Morven Sylvester

GIZ, Lao People's Democratic Republic

02-06: How Does Land Governance Affect Investors Risk Perceptions?
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America

Deforestation Risks: Financial Costs and Tropical Agriculture Supply Chains

Gabriel Thoumi. CFA. FRM

Climate Advisers, United States of America

Facing Criticism: Responsibility, Large-Scale Land Acquisition, and its Critics

Tijo Salverda

University of Cologne, Germany

Land and Poverty through the prism of the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries: Sustainable development, Large Scale Land Based investments and its impacts on land rights, poverty alleviation and food security in Tanzania.

Maïmouna-Lise Pouye

University of Oslo, Norway

The First Biennial Investor Survey on Land Rights: Revealing the perceptions and practices of the private sector on land and resource issues and risks

Jeffrey Hatcher1, Sarah Lowery2, Daphne Yin1, Iris Dicke1, Michael Owen1, Yijia Chen3

1: Indufor North America, United States of America; 2: USAID; 3: Individual

Women's caucus
Location: MC 6-100
03-06: Can Supply Chain Management Help Improve Land Governance?
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Mario Cerutti, Luigi Lavazza SPA, Italy

Leveraging Big Data to Promote Sustainable Supply Chains: The Case of Paraguay’s Beef Sector

Ryan Sarsfield2, Peter Veit2, Matt Sommerville1

1: USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project, Tetra Tech; 2: World Resources Institute

Can Consumer-Led Initiatives Reinforce Government Action To Arrest Tropical Deforestation Driven By Industrial Agriculture?

Arthur Blundell

Natural Capital Advisors, United States of America

Multi-level public-private governance arrangements for sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Pablo Pacheco

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

Are Sustainable Pathways Possible for Oil Palm Development in Latin America?

Colombine Lesage1,2,3, Laurène Feintrenie3,4,5

1: ENSAIA, Nancy, France.; 2: Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France.; 3: CIRAD - Forests and Societies research unit, Montpellier, France.; 4: CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica.; 5: ICRAF, Lima, Peru.

04-06: Adressing Impact of Large Scale Land Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Jean-Philippe Colin, IRD, France

From Abundance to Scarcity: Consequences of Large Scale Land Acquisitions in central Mali.

Camilla Toulmin

Lancaster University/IIED, United Kingdom

Bottlenecks and Opportunities to Generate Economic and Environmental Benefits out of Sustainable Forest Plantations in Mozambique

Andre Aquino, Joao Moura

World Bank, Mozambique

Labor Impacts of Large Agricultural Investments: focus on Mozambique, Kenya and Madagascar

Perrine Burnod1, Ward Anseeuw2, Sara Mercandalli3, Aurelien Reys4, Markus Giger5, Boniface Kiteme6, Tsilavo Ralandison7

1: French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Malagasy Land Observatory, Madagascar; 2: CIRAD and International Land Coalition (ILC), Rome; 3: CIRAD and University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4: CIRAD, France; 5: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland; 6: CETRAD (Centre for Training and Integrated Research In ASAL Development), Kenya; 7: University of Kyoto, Japan

Legal Claim Making in Large-Scale Land Based Investments – Does it Help Affected Communities?

Annette Schramm

University of Tuebingen, Germany

Date: Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018
05-06: Securing Land Rights in Mining Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Estherine Lisinge Fotabong, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Cameroon

Assessment of Legal and policy Frameworks Affecting Land Access for Extractive Projects in Kenya.

Mwenda Makathimo, Lizahmy Ntonjira

Land Development and Governance Institute, Kenya

Women's Land Rights In Large- Scale Based Investments: The Case Of Uganda's Oil And Gas Sector.

Naome Justine Kabanda


Illegal Mining and Land Governance in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Afua Manko Abedi-Lartey

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana

The Political Economy Land And Extractives In Post-liberalisation Tanzania: Towards A Synthesis

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen1, Thabit Jacob2, Opportuna Kweka3

1: DIIS, Denmark; 2: Roskilde University, Denmark; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and, University of Dodoma, Tanzania; 3: University of Dar es Salaam

06-06: The Political Economy of Land and Mining
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Philippe Lavigne Delville, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France

The Capture of the Commons: Militarized Pastoralism and Struggles for Control of Surface and Sub-Surface Resources in Southwest Central African Republic

Mark Freudenberger, Zéphirin Mogba

Tetra Tech ARD, United States of America

Customary Tenure Adaptation and the International Economy: Engagement with Global Markets through the Transformation of Surface and Sub-Surface Customary Tenure Regimes in Diamond Mining Areas of northern Côte d’Ivoire

Mark Freudenberger, Sabine Jiekak, Hugues Diby

Tetra Tech ARD, United States of America

Managing Conflict and Fostering Cooperation Between the State and Customary Land Owners as a Precondition for the Effective Formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa: The Case of Diamonds in Côte d’Ivoire

Terah DeJong

Tetra Tech, United States of America

Customary Authorities and their Impact on the Political Economy of the Artisanal Mining Sector in Eastern DRC

Armel Odilon Nganzi Kopialo, Catherine Picard

Tetratech, ARD, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Women's caucus
Location: MC 6-100
07-06: Agricultural Growth Poles & Corridors: A Fad or The Future?
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Lorenzo Cotula, IIED, United Kingdom

Challenge Of Shrinking Public Land In East Africa

Peter Mwangi

Walker Kontos, Kenya

Towards making robust land use decisions: An empirical assessment of non-material co-benefits of rural production landscapes in India

Rajarshi Dasgupta1, Shizuka Hashimoto1, Toshiya Okuro1, Mrittika Basu1,2

1: The Unviersity of Tokyo, Japan; 2: United Nation's University, Tokyo, Japan

The Rise of Agricultural Growth Poles in Africa

Francine Picard Mukazi, Mohamed Coulibaly, Carin Smaller

International Institute for Sustainable Development

08-06: New Approaches to Developing Agricultural Value Chains
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Dietmar Stoian, Bioversity International, France

Learning from Civil Society - Business Innovation Pilots for Governance of Agricultural Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Julian Quan

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

Value Chain Development And Land Tenure Regularization In Mozambique. The Case Of Prosul, Linking Market To Land Tenure Secured Communities And Smallholder Farmers

Daniel Ozias Mate1, Francesco Rubino2, Daniel Simango1,2, Ruben Baptista Zunguze1,2

1: Agricultural Development Fund (FDA)/ Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA), Mozambique; 2: International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD)

Land markets as a new way of managing lands in Senegal River valley?

Adamczewski Amandine1, Bourgoin Jeremy2

1: CIRAD, France / UGB Saint Louis Sénégal; 2: CIRAD, France / ISRA BAME Dakar

Land and Tree Tenure Innovations for Financing Smallholder Cocoa Rehabilitation in Ghana

Robert O'Sullivan1, Pablo Ramirez1, Yaw Adarkwah Antwi2, Michael Roth3, Matt Sommerville3

1: USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Program, Winrock International; 2: USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Program; 3: USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Program, Tetra Tech

Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
09-06: Drivers and Impacts of Large-Scale Agro Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Jann Lay, GIGA - Germany, Germany

The Globalization of Farmland: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Rabah Arezki1, Christian Bogmans2, Harris Selod1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: International Monetary Fund, United States of America

Impacts Of Large Agricultural Investments - A Comparative Analysis From Three African Countries

Johannes Marcus Giger1, Ward Anseeuw2, Sheryl L Hendriks3, Eve Fouilleux4, Perrrin Burnod4,6, Aurélien Aurélien Reys4, Sandra Eckert1, Boniface Kiteme7, Christoph Oberlack1, Julie Zähringer1, Camilla Adele8, Michael Van Der Laan9, John Annandale9, Magalie Bourblanc4, Sara Mercandalli4,5, Peter Messerli1

1: University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and International Land Coalition (ILC), Rome; 3: Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being and the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4: CIRAD, France; 5: University of Pretoria, South Africa; 6: Malagasy Land Observatory, Madagascar; 7: CETRAD (Centre for Training and Integrated Research In ASAL Development) Nanyuki, Kenya; 8: Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 9: University of Pretoria, Department of Plant Production and Soil Science

Towards normalization? Comparison and evolution of land acquisitions in eight African countries

Angela Harding1, Wytske Chamberlain1,4, Ward Anseeuw1,2,3, Markus Giger1,5

1: Land Matrix Initiative; 2: International Land Coalition; 3: CIRAD; 4: University of Pretoria; 5: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) - University of Bern

Tainted Lands: Corruption In Large-Scale Land Deals

Olivier De Schutter1, George Boden2

1: University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) and at SciencesPo (Paris); 2: Global Witness

10-06: Monitoring Implementation of Large Agro Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Francine Picard, IISD, Switzerland

Forms of land tenure and property in a municipality in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and strategies for community land rights protection.

Douglas Hertzler1, Geisselle Sanchez2, Lourdes Gomez3

1: ActionAid USA, United States of America; 2: ActionAid Guatemala; 3: CONGCOOP Guatemala

Fostering Transparent and Evidence-Based Reporting: the Case of Uganda

Elisa Mandelli1, Harold Liversage1, Giulia Barbanente1, Richard Kabuleta2

1: IFAD, Italy; 2: Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda

Collaborative planning for land-based investments in agriculture and forestry in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda

Gemma Betsema1,2,3, Emilinah Namaganda1, Annelies Zoomers4,3,1

1: Shared Value Foundation; 2: CIFOR; 3: LANDac; 4: Utrecht University

Emerging Developments in Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong

Kate Rickersey1, Jean-Christophe Diepart2, Christian Castellanet3, John Meadows1

1: Land Equity International Pty Ltd, Australia; 2: Independent; 3: Gret

Women's caucus
Location: MC 6-100
11-06: Principles of Responsible Agro Investment: Next Steps
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Chris Brett, World Bank, United States of America

Land Rights as a Critical Factor in Donor Agricultural Investments: Constraints and Opportunities for YieldWise in Kenya’s Mango Value Chain

Megan Olson, Jennifer Duncan, Tizai Mauto

Landesa, United States of America

Responsible Large-Scale Land Investments In Uganda - Current Application And Potential Scope Of International Safeguards

Felix Schilling1, Tobias Vorlaufer2, Michael Kirk2, Christian Graefen3

1: Justus Liebig University Giessen; 2: University of Marburg; 3: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Governing Land Investments: Do Governments have Legal Support Gaps?

Sam Szoke-Burke, Kaitlin Cordes, Nadeeya Salleh

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

From Abstract to Actionable: The Status and Prospects of Emerging Tools and Innovations to Achieve Responsible Land Based Investments

Bryson Ogden, Andy White

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Date: Friday, 23/Mar/2018
12-06: Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, United States of America

Achieving Responsible Land Based Investments: Why Aren’t Best Practices a Done Deal?

Lukasz Czerwinski

Landesa, United States of America

13-06: Considering and Negotiating Community-Investor Contracts
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Rachael Knight, Namati, United States of America

Considering and Negotiating Community-Investor Contracts: A New Resource

Kaitlin Cordes1, Rachael Knight2, Sam Szoke-Burke1, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye1, Marena Brinkhurst3, Erin Kitchell2

1: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America; 2: Namati; 3: Mapbox

14-06: A Toolkit for Screening Prospective Investors in Agriculture
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: William Speller, UNCTAD, Switzerland

A Toolkit For Screening Prospective Investors In Agriculture

William Speller1, Asuka Okumura2, Hafiz Mirza3, Christopher Brett2, Duncan Pringle2

1: UNCTAD, Switzerland; 2: World Bank, Washington DC; 3: University of Reading, UK