Aurélie Chevrillon: I just wanted to add something. For a donor, I would say something that is very important is that we place land issues within development issues. I believe the work we have conducted for a year and a half now contains five important recommendations that now we are trying to share with our donors while we are discussing different kinds of projects.
First of all, the fact that there is a national discussion is not enough if we want equity. The second thing is also that we have to consider alternatives to large-scale acquisitions within the development policies that we support. There is also the idea that transparency within the process and within the contracts is a big key to guaranteeing equity and also security of the process that will be going on afterwards. The last thought that has to be shared among donors is the idea, which is in the guide, that asymmetry between the different actors at stake—the state, the private investor, the territorial collectivities, and also the communities—must be mitigated whenever we can.
For us and in the institutions we can have with the donors, we try to say that it is time for action, and we insist on the fact that we need to promote within each country the creation of land expert networks, [such as the] French Committee on [unclear] Development. Also, that it is very important to place investments in the long-term perspective that link land issues to development issues, agricultural issues and territorial issues. This is the way that we want this guide to continue its fight, I would say.