LANDac, NWO-WOTRO Food and Business and CIFOR LIFFE Options organize a research uptake workshop ” Towards Inclusive Business Models in the Context of Large-Scale Land Investments & Food Security in the Global South”, which will take place on Wednesday November 23, from 12:00 till 18:00 hrs in Utrecht.
During the workshop main findings and outcomes will be shared of two research programmes on land investments, inclusive business models and local impacts, that are currently being finalized. In addition, new and ongoing activities will be presented that build on these programmes and aim to take the outcomes further in research, policy and practice.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20 Welcome & introduction (Annelies Zoomers, Utrecht University & LANDac)
13:20 – 13:50 Bridging the gaps between policy and practice on land governance, inclusive business and food security in Mozambique (Kei Otsuki, Utrecht University)
13:50 – 14:20 Large scale investments in food, fiber and energy (George Schoneveld, Centre for International Forestry Research)
14:20 – 14:40 Coffee/tea
14:40 – 15:10 Follow the food: foreign agribusiness and food chains in Africa (Guus van Westen, Utrecht University & LANDac)
15:10 – 15:40 Learning platforms (Gemma Betsema, LANDac)
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee/tea
16:00 – 17:00 Discussion (Annelies Zoomers)
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks