Notwithstanding aspirational global frameworks and policy reforms at national levels with regards global investment, in general and in agriculture and land in particular, an essential question remains: how have these significant legal improvements impacted on the practices on the ground? On one hand, this Infopoint conference endeavors to contribute to answering this question by presenting track records of agricultural and land investments with regards the implementation (or the lack thereof) of the VGGTS/RAIs/and other global frameworks, using Land Matrix data. On the other hand, it will discuss these results in the framework of the EU’s new rules for companies to respect human rights and environment in global value chains.
The objective of this Infopoint is to mobilise for more responsible and inclusive investment. This Infopoint conference, organised by the Land Matrix (a EU funded project, tracking large-scale land investments worldwide) will be structured around the release of its latest report focussing on evolution, impacts and VGGT implementation in the framework of large-scale land acquisitions (ref report: little progress in practice. Transparency, inclusiveness and sustainability in global (land) investment in Africa (see www.landmatrix.org). The presentation of these results will be complemented by a presentation of the International Federation for Human Rights, discussing the above results in the framework of the EU’s new rules for companies to respect human rights and environment in global value chains.
Policy officer, INTPA F3 - Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries
Program officer, Globalisation desk at FIDH
Land Matrix, International Land Coalition & CIRAD - Lead data, learning and knowledge