Strategic Framework 2011–2015

Catalysing partnerships for a stronger commitment to a pro-poor land governance agenda

In the past few years, the ways in which issues concerning land, agrarian reform, land tenure, and governance have been posed have become more complex as a result of a rapidly and radically changing global context. The global food and financial crises, along with climate change, are among the key factors that are making land an increasingly commoditised and disputed resource, a trend that puts poor people’s secure access to land at greater risk. The profound changes we are witnessing today are reshaping discourses on land governance, forcing traditional and new actors (including governments, development agencies, social movements, civil society organisations (CSOs), and the private sector) to redefine their positions, strategies, and alliances.

Land has been in the spotlight in recent years due to the surge in foreign investments in farmland in developing countries. This, added to greater recognition of the close linkages between access to land and global food security, has contributed to the visibility of the International Land Coalition (ILC), which is increasingly being asked for information and advice and to contribute to the search for responses to current land-related challenges.

It is in this particular context that this Strategic Framework for the period 2011–2015 is formulated, as a tool to help guide the Coalition to meet its mandate and fulfil expectations. The aim of
the Strategic Framework is to position ILC as a leading voice and a representative global actor in the land arena.