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The Guardian: Coca-Cola vows to axe suppliers guilty of land grabbing

  • November 12, 2013

As seen on The Guardian Drinks firm announces zero-tolerance policy and encourages other companies to follow UN's responsible governance rules By Mark Tran |, Friday 8 November 2013 00.00 EST Coca-Cola has said it will cut off suppliers that do…

Land Portal: Making Rangelands Secure – Quarterly Bulletin No.4 2013

  • November 1, 2013

As seen on Land Portal's Quarterly Bulletin Over the last four months an external voluntary review of the learning initiative: Making Rangelands Secure has been taking place. The review highlighted many positive achievements of the initiative including improving understanding of rangeland tenure issues, facilitating interactive learning opportunities and…

The Economist: The future of Laos: A bleak landscape

  • October 25, 2013

 As seen on  the Economist  THE Airbus A320 was ordered by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, but somehow ended up as the prized possession of Lao Airlines. From a window seat flying above Laos a visitor gets a sense of the state’s weaknesses.…

IIED: Land grabbing: is conservation part of the problem or the solution?

  • October 11, 2013

Excerpts from IIED's September 2013 Brief Large-scale land acquisitions are increasing in pace and scale, in particular across parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Weak governance and poor land use planning mean that commercial ‘land grabs’ often damage biodiversity as well as…

Université de Liège : Les premières forêts communautaires au Gabon

  • October 7, 2013

As seen on the University of Liege Depuis près de 15 ans, le Laboratoire de foresterie tropicale et subtropicale de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, dirigé par le Pr Jean-Louis Doucet, est impliqué dans la promotion de la gestion participative des massifs forestiers…

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