For the past few decades, efforts to strengthen women’s land rights in many sub-Saharan African countries have primarily focused on a single approach: systematic registration through individual/joint certification or titling. While registration — individually or with a spouse — may support tenure security in specific contexts, the sheer complexity of land governance practices and tenure arrangements across the continent (both formal and customary) often render an emphasis on systematic titling inadequate.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2021Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Ethiopia
Land in Ethiopia is held by the state, who acts as a custodian for the Ethiopian people. Even though it is the state which controls land ownership, farmers and pastoralists are guaranteed a lifetime ‘holding’ right that provides rights to use the land, rent it out, donate, inherit and sharecrop it. Everything except sell and mortgage it. On paper and under existing formal laws, women have equal rights to men as far as use and control of and access to land is concerned.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2021Global
About the workshop
On 28th June from 2pm - 5pm CEST the LandPortal and LandVoc Community of Experts hosted a workshop as part of the 4th AGROVOC Annual Editorial Meeting to support shared learning and dialogue on the development, promotion and adoption of AGROVOC sub-schemes.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2013Global
Quantification of global forest change has been lacking despite the recognized importance of forest ecosystem services. In this study, Earth observation satellite data were used to map global forest loss (2.3 million square kilometers) and gain (0.8 million square kilometers) from 2000 to 2012 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. The tropics were the only climate domain to exhibit a trend, with forest loss increasing by 2101 square kilometers per year.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2019Africa, Sudan, Sub-Saharan Africa
The New Urban Agenda and SDG 11 promote inclusive urban development, but limited empirical
knowledge exists on how such global rhetoric plays out on the ground. This paper contributes
to the inclusive city debate by focusing on the case of Soba, a peri-urban area at the fringes
of the capital of Sudan. Based on an explorative study of secondary material, semi-structured
interviews and structured observations it aims to systematically analyse the dynamics of periurban
development. Findings show how the rising pressure on land results in commoditisation,
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2019Africa
The Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa have been prepared by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) and capture the highlights of the Conference.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Cameroon
Land Observatories (LOs) monitor how large-scale land deals impact the environment, culture, and traditional ways of life of local and indigenous communities.
They try to understand how local, regional, national and transnational land transactions in agriculture, forestry, mining, ranching, and livestock keeping impact livelihoods.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2021Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Laos
The “Responsible Governance of Investments in Land” (RGIL) project in Lao PDR fosters investment quality promotion to ensure that agriculture and forestry investments in land are productive, contribute to sustainable land management and respect the rights and needs of local populations.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesNational PoliciesJune, 2021Bangladesh
Many challenges emerged in the last year, which were exacerbated by the pandemic in community level: Indigenous Community People in the Northwestern region of Bangladesh
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Tanzania, Mongolia, Global
For more than five years, the Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project has been investigating the intersection of gender and land relations in mining-affected pastoralist communities in Mongolia and Tanzania. The aim has been to develop a methodology for long-term community engagement and capacity building to protect and support the land rights of all vulnerable people – thus to fully mainstream attention to gender equity in land tenure governance within a framework that would facilitate improvements in community land rights across the board.
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