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Location: MC C1-200
Date: Tuesday, 26/Mar/2019
01-12: Planning land use to attract investment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Kaitlin Cordes, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

Challenges of making land available for large-scale investment in commercial agriculture in Tanzania: the case of Missenyi district

Joseph Mukasa Lusugga Kironde, Sophia Kongela

Ardhi university, Tanzania

Insights from participatory land use planning in Liberia: the dos and don’ts of bottom-up land use planning as part of tenure reform

Ellen Pratt1, Ethan Miller2, Uriah Garsinii1

1: Liberia Land Authority; 2: IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Building harmonized private and state land data and information systems in Ethiopia

Mulugeta Tadesse1, Tommi Tenno2, Oliver Schoenweger1, Yohannes Redda2, Zerfu Hailu2

1: Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Ethiopia; 2: NIRAS

Making Myanmar's National Land Use Policy and Legal Framework work: opportunities and challenges for harnessing technology, innovation and investment in people for Myanmar's inclusive development

Thyn Zar Oo1, Kyaw Htun1,2, Nwai Aye Aye Wai1,3

1: The PLAN: Public Legal Aid Network, Myanmar; 2: Emerald Sea Group; 3: River Mekong Group

02-12: Can large investment catalyze agricultural transformation?
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University, United States of America

The Resource Impact Dashboard (RID) An innovative global framework to measure the local impact of landed resources exploitation by industries

Fritz Brugger3, Selina Bezzola3, Joao Salavessa2, Rey Pascal1, Peter Hochet1, Hermine Papazian1

1: Institute for Social Research in Africa, Burkina Faso; 2: Universidade de Lurio, Mozambique; 3: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Agricultural growth corridors in Sub-Saharan Africa - New hope for territorial rural development or another non-starter?

Michael Bruentrup

German Development Institute (DIE), Germany

A framework for the development of responsible agropoles in Africa

Mohamed Coulibaly, Francine Picard

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Mali

Changing farm structure and rural transformation in Africa

Thomas Jayne

Michigan State University, United States of America

03-12: Can large farms attract local growth?
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Derick Bowen, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

How and why large-scale agricultural investments induce diverse trajectories of regional development in Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique

Markus Giger1, Christoph Oberlack1, Ward Anseeuw2, Camilla Adele3, Magalie Bourblanc4, Perrine Burnod5, Sandra Eckert1, Wega Fitawek3, Eve Fouilleux6, Sheryl L Hendriks3, Boniface Kiteme7, Sara Mercandalli4, Aurelien Reys6, Maya da Silva3, Michael Van Der Laan3, Julie Zaehringer1, Peter Messerli1

1: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland; 2: CIRAD / International Land Coalition; 3: University of Pretoria; 4: CIRAD / University of Pretoria; 5: CIRAD / Observatoire du foncier Madagascar; 6: CIRAD, France; 7: CETRAD, Kenya

Investing in land versus land use: analyzing investment decisions by transnational forestry and agriculture companies

Dilini Abeygunawardane1, Patrick Meyfroidt1,2, Angela Kronenburg García1

1: Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; 2: F.R.S.- FNRS, Brussels, Belgium

Large-scale land aggregation for transforming and scaling up African agriculture

Maria Marealle

African Development Bank, Côte d'Ivoire

04-12: Gender impacts of large-scale investment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Kerstin Nolte, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Winners or losers: a gender analysis of the economic and social impact of corporate large-scale land acquisition on rural women in Cameroon

Lotsmart Fonjong1, Lucy Fonjong2, Hellen Kasilla3

1: University of Buea, Cameroon; 2: University of Yaounde I, Cameroon; 3: Islamic Relief Worldwide, Kenya

New research about gender, land and mining in Mongolia: deepening understanding of coping strategies in pastoral communities

Elizabeth Daley1, Yansanjav Narangerel2, Zoe Driscoll1

1: Mokoro Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: People Centered Conservation (PCC), Mongolia

Strengthening women's voices in land governance in the context of commercial pressures on land

Philippine Sutz1, Amaelle Seigneret1, Mamadou Fall2

1: IIED, United Kingdom; 2: IED Afrique, Senegal

Date: Wednesday, 27/Mar/2019
05-12: Protecting land rights in the course of land acquisition
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Joan Kagwanja, UNECA, Ethiopia

Land rights protection in the pulp and paper production system

Carolina Torres Graca, Decio Zylbersztajn

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Land acquisition in Malaysia: Policy context and praxis for oil and gas hub project in Eastern Johor.

Rohani Azmi1, Sahid Mohd Shahrizan2, Hasbullah Mohd Halim3, Suliman Suhailizan3, Ariff Amirul Haffiz3, Samsudin Salfarina4, Suratman Robiah4

1: Johor State Secretary, Malaysia; 2: Johor State Secretary Incorporation, Malaysia; 3: Johor Land and Mines Department, Malaysia; 4: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

LSLA in Mozambique: impact on rural and urban communities

R. Wanjiku Kiambo, 1Alda Salamao, Issufo Tankar, Samanta Remane

Centro Terra Viva, Mozambique

06-12: Dealing with the impacts of failed land acquisition
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Jann Lay, GIGA - Germany, Germany

Doomed to fail? Why some land-based investment projects fail and others succeed

Kerstin Nolte

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Why we need a human right to land – empirical evidence from large-scale land investment deals in Sierra Leone and the Philippines

Annette Schramm

University of Tuebingen, Germany

When good innovations go bad

Moe Odele

Stratigos Consulting, United Arab Emirates

07-12: Enforcing adherence to standards for large land-based investment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America

Emerging Practice from the Field: Private sector action on land rights in the upstream

Donald Bryson Ogden1, Christina Healy1, Andy White1, Mark Constantine2

1: Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America; 2: International Finance Corporation

Etranger et accès a la terre en afrique de l'ouest

Ka Ibrahima

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Senegal

Due diligence in land acquisition - Lawyers and their responsibilities

Margret Vidar1, Kate Cook2, Marianna Bicchieri1

1: FAO, Italy; 2: Matrix Chambers, UK

08-12: Improving decision-making on common lands
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Steven Lawry, Center for International Forestry Research, United States of America

Responding to the global agenda: valuation of undocumented lands to promote responsible land governance and human rights recognition

Danilo Antonio1, Agatha Wanyonyi1, Oumar Sylla1, Clarissa Augustinus2, Mike McDemortt2

1: UN-Habitat/GLTN, Kenya; 2: Independent Consultant, Kenya

Securing forest tenure for rural development: an integrated assessment tool

Jenny Springer1, Gerardo Segura Warnholtz2, Malcolm Childress3, James Smyle4

1: The Equator Group, United States of America; 2: World Bank, United States of America; 3: Land Alliance, United States of America; 4: Independent, United States of America

Whose land is it anyway? Exploring new ways for consensus building in policy making

Chilombo Musa

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Land rights progress a participatory land governance tool for Cameroon

Samuel Nguiffo1, Lorenzo Cotula2, Brendan Schwartz2, Jaff Bamendjo3

1: Centre pour l'Environment et Development, Cameroon; 2: International Institute for Environment and Development, Cameroon; 3: Network to Fight Against Hunger

Date: Thursday, 28/Mar/2019
09-12: How can large investors be held accountable?
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Samuel Kimeu, Transparency International Kenya, Kenya

Open EIA reporting and contracting for sustainable land and natural resource development in Cambodia

Thy Try, Hindley David

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), Cambodia

Undisclosed: Practical examples of financial sector disclosure and why it’s critical for communities to know who is financing activities on their land

Shona Hawkes, Christian Donaldson

Oxfam International, Australia

Estimating industrial concession area in the developing world: Results and conclusions

Donald Bryson Ogden, Christina Healy

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

10-12: Large investments: Protecting human rights & environment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Ward Anseeuw, International Land Coalition, Italy

The ASEAN guidelines on promoting responsible investment in food, agriculture and forestry

Sarah Brewin, Francine Picard Mukazi, Carin Smaller

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Private law and agricultural development – Improving agricultural land investment contracts and making them consistent with the VGGT and CFS-RAI Principles

Ignacio Tirado1, Neale Bergman1, Margret Vidar2

1: UNIDROIT, Italy; 2: FAO, Italy

Agricultural investments under international investment law

Jesse Coleman1, Sarah Brewin2, Thierry Berger3

1: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America; 2: International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada; 3: International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom

Undermining justice: The investment treaty regime and affected third parties

Jesse Coleman, Lise Johnson, Kaitlin Cordes

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

11-12: Gathering the data needed to assess large farm productivity
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Daniel Ayalew Ali, World Bank, United States of America

Root for the tubers: extended-harvest crop production and productivity measurement in surveys

Heather Moylan1, Talip Kilic1, John Ilukor1, Innocent Phiri2, Clement Mtengula3

1: The World Bank, Italy; 2: University of Malawi; 3: Consultant

How much can we trust farmer self-reported data on crop varieties? Experimental evidence using DNA fingerprinting of cassava varieties in Malawi

John Ilukor1,2, Talip Kilic1, James Stevenson2, Heather Moylan1, Andrzej Kilian3, Frédéric Kosmowski2, Alexander Nganga4, Albert Mhone5,6

1: The Living Standards Measurement Study, Development Data Group, the World Bank, Italy; 2: CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council’s Standing Panel on Impact Assessment, Italy; 3: University of Canberra, Australia; 4: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Malawi; 5: Chitedze National Agricultural Research Institute, Malawi; 6: CAVA2, Malawi

Land measurement bias: comparisons from GPS, self-reports and satellite data

Andrew Dillon1, Lakshman Nagraj Rao2

1: Northwestern University, USA; 2: Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Assessing the impact of systematic measurement error in farmer-reported crop production on the scale-productivity relationship: evidence from a survey experiment in Mali

Ismael Yacoubou Djima, Talip Kilic, Sydney Gourlay

The World Bank, Italy

From the ground up: integrating survey and geospatial data for improved soil fertility measurement at scale

Sydney Gourlay, Talip Kilic

World Bank, Italy

Date: Friday, 29/Mar/2019
12-02: Analyzing and improving land conflict resolution mechanisms - sharing experiences from the GIZ Global Program Responsble Land Policy
Location: MC C1-200

Analyzing and improving land conflict resolution mechanisms - sharing experiences from the GIZ Global Program Responsible Land Policy

Babette Wehrmann

Independent Expert, Germany

13-02: Using machine learning for property valuation
Location: MC C1-200

Using machine learning for property valuation

Luis Triveno1, Sarah Antos2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: World Bank, United States of America

14-02: The Land Matrix: An open online tool to collect, visualize and provide information about large-scale land acquisitions and to support decentralized land observatories.
Location: MC C1-200

The Land Matrix: An open online tool to collect, visualize and provide information about large-scale land acquisitions and to support decentralized land observatories.

Christof Althoff

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Land Matrix Initiative, Germany

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