Community Paralegals and the Pursuit of Justice | Land Portal

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Diciembre 2018
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There are many misconceptions about farming in southern Africa;and one of the most insidious is the notion of ‘viability’. A narrow economistic version has predominated that is based on a normative vision of farming based on full-time;large-scale commercial production. But taking a wider view;what is viable can take different forms more appreciative of the diverse ways farming is intertwined with wider livelihoods;and across different scales. Too often the dominant framing has been allied to strong normative;racially-inflected;colonial assumptions;supported today by well-articulated political and commercial interests;hooked into a long history of the assumed benefits of a dualistic agrarian system where modern;large-scale agriculture is seen as the ideal. Shedding these blinkered perspectives can be tough;but is certainly necessary.

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Vivek Maru (Namati & Varun Gauri (World Bank Eds;Cambridge University Press


Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment

Namati is an international organization that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research. Through our work, we seek a better understanding of the impacts of legal empowerment and the most effective mechanisms for achieving them. 

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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.

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