The first Africa Conference on Land Grab 2014 hereby invites you to submit your full paper(s) for the Conference, taking place on the 27th – 30th October 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The closing date for full paper(s) submission is the 15th of June 2014.

The conference will explore the phenomenon of land grab. Speakers, panelists and papers will look at country case studies, challenges, advantages and disadvantages of the sale and lease of large swathes of arable land to powerful foreign individuals, multinationals and governments. What would be the implications of these actions fifty years down the line? Various scenarios will be explored and considered.

The Africa Land Grab Conference provides a world-class line-up of speakers invited to address the conference and it offers opportunities to attend interactive, high quality, peer-reviewed parallel sessions that will provide detailed insights in top-of-the-range refereed track themes. The Africa Land Grab Conference provides networking opportunities with African and international colleagues, statesmen, writers, academics, businesses, funders and government decision-makers.

The theme for this conference is “Governance, Beneficiation and Sustainability: Beyond Rhetoric”.

The Africa Conference on Land Grabs is not your usual conference and will be like no other. It is an African conference that will look exclusively at land grabs and billed to go beyond knowledge sharing and focuses on practical challenges and solutions beneficial to stakeholders.


The Africa Land Grab Conference is not your usual conference and will be like no other. It is the first conference of its kind in Africa as it goes beyond knowledge sharing and focuses on practical challenges and possible solutions to a problem that affects the very livelihood of African communities.

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are invited on the following track themes:

Track 1: Understanding Land Grabs: What implications for Africa?
Track 2: Community Involvement, Accountability and Beneficiation.
Track 3: Water Access, Food Security and the Future of Commons.
Track 4: Private Sector, Foreign Ownership and Sustainable Development.
Track 5: Strengthening Land Governance (local, national & Continental) and Cadastral Capacity.

Key issues include:

  • Land Governance and Accountability
  • Water access, rights and ownership
  • Livelihood and sustainability
  • Economic growth and Employment
  • Infrastructure development
  • Transparency and community involvement
  • Food security and foreign ownership
  • Climate change and Disaster Risks
  • Others

Click here to read more about Abstract Guidelines.