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Bernardo Caal is an indigenous Q’eqchi leader from Guatemala
16 December 2019
Guatemala

Bernardo Caal is an indigenous Q’eqchi leader from Guatemala currently serving a seven year prison sentence. His crime? Defending the Cahabón River, one of the largest in the country, against two hydroelectric dams.  

11 December 2019
Rwanda
Tanzania

Rwanda and Tanzania are among six countries in Africa seen to be working towards securing land rights to at least 30 per cent of their women by 2025.

10 December 2019
Global

We are in the midst of a global environmental crisis and the sense of urgency becomes ever more evident with each additional story of climate disasters, ecological tipping points and climate records being shattered somewhere in the world.

9 December 2019
Uganda

Uganda’s tradition of “customary” land ownership means many landowners don’t hold titles to their property, and land disputes are rampant. With little faith in police or courts, Ugandans have turned to mob justice – and landowners fear for their lives.

Climate Crisis
9 December 2019
Global

Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests and a lack of political will are in the way.

     

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without tackling corruption.

2 December 2019
Global
  • Both the climate crisis and inequality require a democratic overhaul. And governments globally should start by turning over legal control of land and natural resources to local communities and indigenous land users. Their rights are key to survival for all of us.
30 November 2019
China

Based on Chinese law, individuals cannot claim land ownership. In rural regions, most land is owned collectively, while in urban areas, by the state. 

China's 560 million rural residents, taking up around 40 percent of the country's total population, contract land for a fixed period of time – usually 30 years – from rural communities, and maintain rights to use and manage the land. 

29 November 2019
Ethiopia

ADDIS ABEBA – The African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, the AU Declaration of committing 2010 – 2020 as the African Women’s Decade and the AU 30 per cent target for documented land rights in women’s names by 2025, are important messages from leaders on the continent that empowering women through tenure security is a necessary condition for equity and the socioeco

28 November 2019
Africa

Experts attending this year’s conference on Land Policy in African have called for fair and efficient land management to support moves to transform the continent.

25 November 2019
Global

Land is recruiting Editorial Board members for our new sections:

27 November 2019
Africa

African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, African Development Bank Senior Vice President Charles Boamah urged on Monday.

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