Cooperation Event

CFS 50 Side Event SE14: Human Rights in Global Land Acquisitions and Agricultural Supply Chains: Global Frameworks and Human Rights due Diligence

Date

12/10/2022

Start

08:30 a.m. (CET)

End

09:45 a.m. (CET)

Video of the CFS 50 Side Event SE14: Human Rights in Global Land Acquisitions and Agricultural Supply Chains: Global Frameworks and Human Rights due Diligence
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Video of the CFS 50 Side Event SE14: Human Rights in Global Land Acquisitions and Agricultural Supply Chains: Global Frameworks and Human Rights due Diligence

  • Global agricultural supply chains are frequently associated with human rights violations – particularly upstream, when large-scale commercial production is established on land previously used by smallholders or indigenous populations. In response, various frameworks that target the country of production, for example the VGGT, or investors, such as the CFS-RAI, are being implemented. In addition, new human rights due diligence regulations target the supply chain to hold downstream buyers and importers accountable. Finally, again with the objective of holding actors accountable, a range of monitoring initiatives are continuously working on the provision of relevant data and increasing transparency.

    While these different approaches address human rights concerns related to global agricultural production, they are directed at different stakeholders, are currently at different stages of implementation, and thus little aligned. This means that important synergies remain unused. The side event aims to explore the potential synergies to address human rights violations in global agricultural production. 

    Speakers: Dr. Ward Anseeuw (Senior Technical Specialist, ILC) Alfred Brownell (Steering Committee, ALLIED) Prof. Dr. Michael Fakhri (Special Rapporteur on the right to food) Dirk Meyer (Director General, BMZ) Bryson Ogden (Director, Rights and Livelihoods, RRI) Esther Penunia (Secretary General, AFA) Stefania Tripodi (Human Rights Officer, OHCHR)

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Jann Lay (Head of the Research Programme "Globalisation and Development", GIGA)


    Organisers

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    Dr. Christoph Kubitza

    Research Fellow


    Address

    Red Room (Building A), FAO Headquarters Complex, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome or online

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    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

    Land-Based Investments in Global Supply Chains and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups

    The second phase of the research project “Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change, and Social Conflict” focuses on the socio-economic impact of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) on local populations, particularly in terms of communal land rights and indigenous groups. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between LSLA and global (agricultural) supply chains. The project aims to synthesise existing research and generate new evidence at the intersection of rural development and sustainable production and consumption.
    BMZ, 2022

    Research Project | 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2022

    Research Network Sustainable Global Supply Chains

    The aim of the research network is to contribute to the sustainability of global supply chains through research. It initiates new research, pools the expertise of leading scientists around the world and makes new findings accessible for political decision-makers and other stakeholders. The network is hosted by a consortium of the German Development Institute (DIE), the GIGA, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
    BMZ, 2020-2022

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    Press Release | 01/03/2021

    International research network investigates global supply chains: How do we create sustainable value?

    The aim of the research network is to contribute to the sustainability of global supply chains through research. It initiates new research, pools the expertise of leading scientists around the world and makes new findings accessible for political decision-makers and other stakeholders. The network is hosted by a consortium of the German Development Institute (DIE), the GIGA, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

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