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by Land Policy Initiative in 2014
The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The LPI proposes to host a biennial Conference on Land Policy in Africa, which will be a policy and learning event. Its goal...
by Elizabeth Harrison in 2014
“How are natural resource management projects in southern Africa involving local communities?”“What are the roles of communities in natural resource management in southern Africa?”“Where are communities in natural resource management/projects in southern Africa?” That local rural communities should...
by Abel Mputing in 2014
“Today, many are calling the recent land rush the “Second Scramble for Africa” driven by increasing food prices and speculative investment by corporations, investment funds, and sovereignty wealth funds which are gobbling up the fertile land across the continent,” said Mr Sisa Njikelana, former...
by Via Campesina in 2014
The southern African region is faced with ongoing challenges and deepening crisis as a direct consequence of neo-liberal economic policies. Transnational corporate capture and control of people’s basic means of production (land, water, seed, etc.) is escalating, with the complicity of political and...
by Jack Kloppenburg, Irwin Goldman, The Conversation in 2014
Over the past 20 years the growth of the free and open source software movement, whose poster child is the operating system Linux, has provided an alternative to proprietary software from megacorps such as Microsoft, Apple and IBM, and a means to protect against software patents. Taking inspiration...

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