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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2017
    Ghana

    In Ghana, farmer-herder conflicts have become widespread and increasingly assume a violent dimension. Competition over access to and use of land and water resources is at the center of the conflicts. However, competition does not automatically result in conflicts. The conflicts are driven by triggering activities of both farmers and herders. This study identifies triggers of farmer-herder conflicts in the Upper West Region of Ghana and tests the level of agreement among key stakeholder groups on the triggers of these conflicts.

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2017
    Global

    This guide is intended for practitioners who are confronted with land conflicts in the course of their work or are in a position to prevent them and/or include land governance as one pillar in their policies. It aims to broaden the understanding of the complexity of causes that lead to land conflicts in order to provide for better-targeted ways of addressing such conflicts, and provides a number of tools with which to analyse land disputes. In addition, this guidebook discusses a wide variety of options and tools for settling ongoing land conflicts and for preventing new ones.

  3. Library Resource
    Videos
    January, 2018
    Sierra Leone

    Our new feature film from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf explores the pathway of a diamond from mine to market, and asks the question, who really benefits?


  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017
    Global

    Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, the disintegration of property rights and institutions, the territorial effect of battlefield gains and losses, and population displacement.

  5. Library Resource
    Land tenure in rural low land Myanmar

    From historical perspectives to contemporary realities in the Dry Zone and the Delta

    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Myanmar

    This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and sustainable use of lands by rural populations. Focusing on the Delta and Dry Zone, the main paddy producing regions of Myanmar, this analysis unravels the powers at play in shaping rural households’ relationship to land.

  6. Library Resource
    Cover Reponsible Large Scale Land Acquisitions Mekong

    An Online Dialogue, Summary Report

    Reports & Research
    November, 2017
    South-Eastern Asia

    The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange),  and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region” on 09-27 October 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages emerging from the dialogue.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2017
    Uganda

    The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.

  8. Library Resource
    Defenders of the Earth cover image

    Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016

    Reports & Research
    July, 2017
    Global

    2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries.

    It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Kenya

    Kenya’s Vision 2030 aims at transforming the country into a newly industrialized middle income country

    and infrastructural development is high on the agenda to achieve this. Competing land uses and existing

    interests in land make the use of eminent domain by government in acquiring land inevitable. However

    most of the land earmarked for compulsory acquisition comprises of un- registered land whose interests

    are not formally documented. Kenya has progressive statutes that provide for compensation of land that is

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    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2017
    Tanzania

    Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists  and farmers in Tanzania with murders, the killing of livestock and the loss of property as  a  consequence of  this  conflict  featuring   in  the  news  for  many years  now.  Various actors,  including civil society organisations, have tried  to  address  farmer–pastoralist conflict through  mass  education programmes, land-use planning, policy reforms and  the development of community institutions. However, these efforts have not succeeded in the conflict.

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