Is climate change really the driver of conflict and displacement across the Sahel? This data story explores the history of conflicts in the region, the overlap with climate events and a wide range of institutional factors to investigate this question. The cases of Mali, Burkina Faso and Somalia are used as examples.
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Land Portal's data stories reflect on key issues about land rights and land governance presenting data in innovative ways using photos, maps, infographics and other visual elements. They are written by Land Portal's researchers and/or partners, taking the readers through a narrative that shows the context behind the data.
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Stories from the Land Portal
Browse the most recent stories, drafted and published by the team at the Land Portal.
Has land formalization - as a type of land reform - delivered on the promises of improving tenure security, agricultural productivity and women's land access? Learn more in this data story.
This data story reflects on the complexities of measuring the impact of land governance projects and summarize some of the best practices on impact evaluation from the well-known guidelines on the topic.
Stories from the Network
Browse the most recent stories, drafted by the partners and colleagues within our network.
Description of the LAND-at-scale Colombia activities in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta (English)
Description of the LAND-at-scale project activities in the Indigenous Reserve La Teófila la Arenosa in Solano, Caquetá - Colombia (English)
Data Story Contest Winners
This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.
We meet Rosalía in a roadside café in a dusty town in the Quiché department, in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. She lowers her voice whenever people come in – you never know who might be listening. Land is sensitive stuff, especially in Quiché, a region that still bears, perhaps more than any other part of Guatemala, the scars of the civil war (1960-1996) – as we will see. In 2018 alone, 15 defenders of land rights in Guatemala have been killed with total impunity, several of them in Quiché.
This story was submitted as part of the Land Portal Data Stories Contest and was the recipient of the second prize.
This data story gives an overview of current land grabbing databases, their lack of spatial information and how remote sensing datasets can overcome this lack when being used to detect large scale agricultural production schemes.