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Land & Conflicts

Struggles to control valuable land, natural and mineral resources are at the heart of many conflicts around the world. Many have their roots in colonial conquest and post-colonial resource grabbing by colluding local and global elites. Land conflicts frequently entail clashes of values and meanings associated with land. Conflict risk is rising with climate change and the race to control critical mineral and water resources. Millions of people face loss of livelihoods and displacement.

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Submission of Abstracts for FAO Land Tenure Journal

3 February 2024

The FAO Land Tenure Unit is calling for the submission of abstracts for the publication of a special issue of the FAO Land Tenure Journal entitled

NEWS: Land Portal celebrates 80 country profiles

13 November 2023

We are celebrating the Land Portal's 80th country profile -- Iraq -- and the 79 that stand behind it. This rich collection represents seven years of work and underpins the Land Portal's commitment to making land information open and accessible. We publish profiles in English, French, Spanish, and…

New portfolio explores complex relationships between land use, rights, and conflicts

31 October 2023

The Land Portal just released the completely updated Land and Conflicts portfolio, a comprehensive guide exploring the complex, multifaceted relationships between land use, rights, and conflicts across various contexts.  


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Farmers at the CuveWaters Green Village in Epyeshona, Northern Namibia, photo by ISOE Wikom, sourced from flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license

Population Growth: The Implications for Land Tenure and Food Security in Communal Areas

11 April 2024

This blog discusses how the increase in population presents a challenge for land tenure management in Namibia’s communal areas. 

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Whose Land? - Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance

26 April 2022

How can civil society actors ensure inclusivity in their land governance work with communities? Tuesday, 26 April, 2022  10:00-11:30 AM CEST | 15:00-16:30 PM JAKARTA Both ENDS and the Land Portal Foundation held the first webinar in the Whose Land? -  Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance…