Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Rwanda, Guatemala, Congo, Sierra Leone
Le présent guide intitulé « Accès à l’espace rural et administration des terres après des conflits violents » a été élaboré pour aider les spécialistes concernés à remettre sur pied les régimes fonciers et l’administration foncière dans les pays émergeant de conflits violents. Il est particulièrement difficile, dans de telles situations, d’assurer un accès sans danger à la terre. Les conflits violents entraînent généralement le déplacement d’une grande partie de la population. À l’issue du conflit, certains de ceux qui regagnent leur foyer trouvent leur bien occupé par d’autres.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burundi, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Pakistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Vietnam, Somalia, Italy, Cambodia, Sudan, Georgia, Uganda
The Pinheiro Principles provide restitution practitioners, as well as States and UN and others agencies, with a consolidated text relating to the legal, policy, procedural, institutional and technical implementation mechanisms for housing and property restitution. As such, the Principles provide specific policy guidance regarding how to ensure the right to housing and property restitution in practice and for the implementation of restitution laws, programmes and policies, based on existing international human rights, humanitarian, refugee and national standards.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Africa
A complete 60-page report covering some of the general aspects of natural forests in Rwanda. It is composed of three chapters that cover various topics like mountain forests, relictual areas, savinocol formations, forest plantations, etc. The last part synthesises the country's forest resources and their uses.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Uruguay, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Angola, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Ireland, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Botswana, Netherlands, Africa
The report summarises the papers, presentations and discussions of a workshop on failures and achievements at securing women’s land rights. In particular, it addresses the following issues: Land rights and legal reforms,legal aid and land administration practice, women's land rights in an HIV/AIDS context,women's land rights from a food security and livelihoods context. Organised by the FAO and Oxfam, the workshop seeks to establish global and multi-sectoral alliances and multiple strategies as a means of breaking out of the present impasse in this matter.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, China, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Malawi, Thailand, Mozambique, Liberia, Japan, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Argentina, India, Uganda, Brazil
The Symposium on Legal Aspects of Large Scale Investments in Land: Implications for Food Security and Rural Development was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on March 4th 2011. The Symposium was co-hosted by FAO and the World Food Law Institute at Howard University School of Law.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Algeria, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Morocco, Belgium, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tunisia, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
In September 2008, the FAO-Dimitra project organised its third workshop with all its partners in Brussels, on the theme:“Information and communication strategies to fight gender inequality as regards land access and its consequences for rural populations in Africa”. This document presents a synthesis of the workshop’s activities as well as the different articles which were prepared for the workshop by the participants – the partners of the network and FAO colleagues.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.
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