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.
The debate about compensation of former white farmers in Zimbabwe continues to rage. The compensation agreement signed in July agreed a total amount of US$3.5 billion to pay for ‘improvements’ to the land that was expropriated. After 20 years of discussion, this was a major step forward. However, there seem to be multiple positions on the agreement and little consensus, along with much misunderstanding. However, some things are happening, and a joint resource mobilisation committee has been established with technical support from the World Bank and others.
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Land insecurity and inequality are endemic and keep families trapped in poverty for generations
Malcolm Childress is co-director of Prindex and executive director of Global Land Alliance
JAIRO ALONSO PÉREZ DELGADO
Ante los jueces de restitución se presentaron dos demandas para amparar derechos indígenas.
La Directora de la Unidad de Restitución de Tierras en Córdoba, Dina Montalvo Puente, informó que desde la creación de la Ley1448 de 2011 en el departamento han recibido 4.341 solicitudes de las cuales 3.790 se encuentran habilitadas en (87%).
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Aprovechar la ventaja comparativa de Colombia —que son sus recursos naturales— y superar las limitaciones del mundo rural requiere solucionar problemas aplazados durante décadas. Uno, principal, el monopolio rentístico de la tierra.
La economía del mundo tiende a regionalizarse y el comercio internacional tendrá una caída cuya recuperación puede ser lenta, sin un país líder y con un sistema internacional muy deteriorado. Todo se agravará por el conflicto de EE. UU. y China por la hegemonía mundial y la posibilidad de reelección de Trump.
About 350 land actors from government, academia, civil society and business came together from more than 15 states and outside India to discuss and debate various land issues. In more than 30 sessions, about 150 speakers and panelists deliberated over 3 days around interdisciplinary land-conversations to generate important information and evidence for policy, practice and academics.
Ten important land messages that emerge from these land conversations are:
Access to justice is a key governance concern in developed and developing countries alike. Community legal workers aim to help poor or comparatively powerless people defend themselves against land grabs, obtain public services, and challenge corruption. Can this bottom-up approach counter powerful interests seeking to entrench their control? Can legal empowerment help respond to rising authoritarianism and repression of civil society?