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5 September 2023
Authors: 
Linda Engström
Africa

Blogpost about the book “Power, Knowledge, Land – Contested Ontologies of Land and Its Governance in Africa” 2022 by Laura A. German. University of Michigan Press.

By Linda Engström, Researcher, Division of Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.      

Land Monitoring and the SDGs
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Robert Ndugwa
Morocco
Tunisia
Kenya
Rwanda
Uganda
Zambia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Benin
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire
Mali
Niger
Senegal
Togo
Iraq
Global

Land is a finite resource, and access to it is essential for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. To ensure that access to land is secure and equitable for all, the United Nations has set the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1.4.2, which measures individuals' land tenure security, and SDG 5.a.1, which measures tenure security over agricultural land from a gender perspective.

Indigenous knowledge in Colombia
16 November 2022
Authors: 
Maria-Clara van der Hammen
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Colombia

In this blog we talk to Maria-Clara van der Hammen, who has worked with indigenous communities in Colombia for many years with Tropenbos, one of the LAND-at-scale partners in Colombia. For the moment the project is being applied with Koreguaje and Macaguaje communities in the Colombian Amazon region who live mainly from slash and burn agriculture, fishing and hunting and the commercialization in small amounts of agricultural and forest products.

EU protection for indigenous land rights
2 September 2022
Authors: 
David Kaimowitz
Europe
Global

The European Union is moving towards regulation that will require companies to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples in their value chains, helping curb tropical forest loss

Title Deed
13 July 2022
Authors: 
Wytske Chamberlain - van der Werf
Burundi
Mozambique
Rwanda
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Colombia
Global

12 July 2022
Authors: 
Dr. Rick de Satgé
Global

How municipal land offices are improving land administration in Colombia
20 April 2022
Authors: 
Nicholas Parkinson
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia

USAID is supporting the government with a strategy to create municipal land offices that manage local land administration campaigns and deliver land titles to rural Colombians

 

Community Forestry
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Koen Kusters
Global

Community forestry has the potential to contribute to sustainable livelihoods in poor and marginalized communities in and near forests. In practice, however, the benefits of collectively managed forests may end up in the hand of local elites. Based on presentations from Bolivia, the Philippines and Nepal, participants in this session discussed, among others: (i) What is the role and importance of individual benefits in a model that is based on collective forest rights?

Land governance orthodoxy
2 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Laura German
Africa
Tanzania
Cambodia
Global

This panel took a critical look at the land governance orthodoxy that has consolidated on the heels of the financial crisis and outcry over "global land grabs" at the end of the 2000s. The panel began with a presentation on the “theory of change” guiding land governance interventions, profiling how the global development establishment has deployed the concept of “tenure (in)security” to advance the formalization of property rights through individual, transferrable title – claiming this will empower women and reduce poverty by providing incentives to invest, enhancing access to credit, increasing production and reducing conflict.

Land Conflicts
1 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. David Betge
Global

This session brought together colleagues from different organizations working in the broad field of land rights, discussing lessons and experiences from working in crisis mode, in fragile and conflict affected settings. The participants shared experiences, challenges they faced especially during Covid, the solutions they found and critically reflected on shortcomings and unsolved issues.

26 April 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Amy Coughenour Betancourt
Global


“Tenure and its governance are crucial factors in the fight against inequality and discrimination, for sustainable use of the environment, social stability and resilience toward the overall achievement of the SDGs.”  FAO, Why Land Rights Matter, 2020


 


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