Land and Agriculture

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Date: June 19-29, 2018
Location: Columbia University, exact location TBD

Comments on the World Bank’s Draft Guidance Note for Borrowers ESS5: Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement

In December 2017, CCSI sent comments to the World Bank regarding its Draft Guidance Note for Borrowers ESS5: Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement. CCSI’s overarching comments on the Guidance Note were that: Its description of affected persons and their rights contradicts and undermines international consensus on land governance supported by the… read more

CCSI at the 44th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security

By Sarah Cruz
December 4, 2017

In this blog post, Sarah Cruz summarizes the highlights from CCSI’s participation in the 44th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security.

Categories: Blog

Michael Jarvis Interview on OpenLandContracts.org

November 21, 2017

In this video, Michael Jarvis, Executive Director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, speaks about OpenLandContracts.org, and what changes in resource contract transparency mean for stakeholders seeking to improve governance and accountability around investments.

Categories: Blog

Roundtable on Gender, Land and Extractive Investments

Date: November 10, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

Is There a Human Right to Land?

By Kaitlin Cordes
November 8, 2017

In this blog post, Kaitlin Cordes considers whether and how international human rights law recognizes a human right to land, and the ways in which land rights are inextricably linked to human rights.

Consultation on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Date: October 19-20, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

Ask the Experts: Webinar on the Future of Land-Related Indicators in the 2030 Agenda

Date: September 18, 2017, 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Webinar

Guide to Land Contracts: Forestry Projects

Agricultural investment contracts and forestry projects can be complex, with complicated provisions that are difficult to understand. To assist non-lawyers in better understanding agricultural investment contracts, such as those available on OpenLandContracts.org, CCSI has developed a Guide to Land Contracts: Forestry Projects. This Guide, prepared by International Senior Lawyers Project staff and volunteers in collaboration with the Columbia… read more

Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Date: July 12-21, 2017
Location: Columbia University