Local community is a traditional collectivity with a range of powers covering a certain geographical area and an autonomous management structure.
By Monica de Souza Louw, Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), University of Cape Town
* This piece was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa
The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.
There is an underlying tension in the land rights movement that is rarely addressed head on, which is the perception that securing women’s land rights threatens community land rights. Community land rights are typically held by indigenous people, small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, herders and many other groups who are directly dependent on land for their livelihoods but whose land tenure is often the most precarious.
Knowledge management and learning are at the heart of the LAND-at-scale program. On June 29th at a pre-event of the LANDac conference, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), LANDac and the International Land Coalition (ILC) officially announced their collaboration to implement the knowledge management (KM) component of the program.
Oil companies are paying billions towards development in the Niger Delta, but it’s having little impact on the ground, say Tijah Bolton-Akpan and Miles Litvinoff.
Foto: Alex Garcia
When Talabitti’s husband died in 2016, her claim to the family land seemed to die with him. Though her husband had worked the family land by himself, upon his death his male cousins laid their claim. If Talabitti attempted to make a competing claim, they threatened to drive her away – with violence, if necessary. Sadly, this threat materialized.
Luego de 15 años de visiones e intereses encontrados, prioridades y arreglos institucionales constantemente cambiantes, e intervenciones masivas en el sector forestal mexicano, el pasado 5 de junio de 2018, el Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación la nueva Ley General de Desarrollo Forestal Sustentable (LGDFS) que podría consolidar el sector; a
La Paz, 30 ene (RHC) El gobierno de Bolivia aboga hoy por la inclusión de los derechos de la Madre Tierra en el modelo educativo del país andino, con los niños, adolescentes y jóvenes como principales protagonistas de las iniciativas por la preservación de la naturaleza.