November 25 | 4-5 pm CET | ENGLISH-SPANISH-FRENCH
Following the launch of the ILC Land Inequality Synthesis Report and associated papers, a series of webinars in English, French and Spanish will take you through the key messages and findings deriving from the research. Invited speakers are selected among the authors of the released studies and other experts on land inequality.
Based on the research findings of the Land Inequality Initiative, this webinar will firstly present new data on land inequality, discuss the multidimensional nature of land inequality and the challenges of measuring it, and present new measuring methodologies beyond the traditionally used Gini index.
Secondly, it will emphasise how land inequality is often hidden. Less visible forms of control do not necessarily require ownership, as in the case of contract farming or corporate concentration of land use and control in the agri-food sector.
Thirdly, it will discuss the challenges of assessing horizontal inequality, with a particular focus on collective rights. Collective rights can help address land inequality by guaranteeing access and use of land in line with the needs of communities and peoples. However, land inequality often persists within collective and customary tenure systems and free, prior and informed consent is not always respected, particularly in relation to large-scale development or extractive projects.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- What new data have emerged from the Land Inequality research
- How land inequality can be measured
- The challenges and the methodologies available to measure hidden forms of land inequality and horizontal inequality
MEET THE PANEL
Moderator: Stephanie Burgos, Oxfam International
- Ward Anseeuw, ILC and CIRAD
- Luis Bauluz, World Inequality Lab (WIL)
- Delfino Vargas and Cassio Luiselli, University Program for Development Studies at National Autonomous University (UNAM) associate center of CLACSO
- Marc Wegerif, University of Pretoria
- Ruth Bautista, Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS)
Join “The state of land inequality in the world: Data and measuring methodologies” on November 25
read the report "Uneven ground: land inequality at the heart of unequal societies"