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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Latin America and the Caribbean, Guatemala

    In Guatemala, a history of discrimination and inequality of opportunity led to a 36-year conflict that finally subsided with a Peace Agreement in 1996. Improvements since then have prevented a return to conflict and begun to create the conditions for sustained stability. However, the persistence of substantial inequality constitutes a risk factor for future stability and constrains Guatemala’s growth potential. Land distribution is highly unequal. The largest 2.5% of farms occupy nearly two-thirds of agricultural land while 90% of the farms are on only one-sixth of the agricultural land.

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    Paralegals and Land Rights in Mozambique
    Reports & Research
    October, 2023

    The race for the exploitation of natural resources has brought challenges of different natures, including land conflicts, mainly between investors and the local population. In some cases, the resolution of problems has been unfair due to the lack of legal knowledge and representation to help the vulnerable population. It is in this context that the paralegal figure was established, endowed with solid knowledge to voluntarily provide basic legal support to community members.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2019
    Latin America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica

    En este artículo se explora si los conflictos socioecológicos vinculados a procesos de desposesión por inversiones turístico-residenciales pueden ser analizados desde la perspectiva de la visión que construyen estos sectores de su relación con el turismo. Se analiza el caso concreto de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, donde se ha experimentado una gran intensidad tanto en el desarrollo de la inversión turística como en los conflictos ecológicos por el agua, entre las comunidades rurales y las inversiones en turismo residencial apoyadas por el Estado.

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    Fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions
    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2023

    Despite the existence of a legal framework defining the right to fair compensation, and notwithstanding the vast literature on transnational and domestic land deals, no theory has been developed so far to allow for a specific analysis of the economics of fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), limiting our understanding of the underlying reasons of success or failure of this important legal protection mechanism.

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    Peri-urban market gardening centrifugal dynamics in Lomé (Togo) in response to land pressure

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017

    Cette étude, menée à l’est de la ville de Lomé (capitale et plus grande ville du Togo), met en évidence la dynamique spatiale des cultures maraîchères en réponse à la pression foncière. Des images satellitaires TerraMetrics des archives Google Earth des années 2002, 2008 et 2014 ont été retenues pour l’analyse de l’évolution des périmètres maraîchers. Une enquête de terrain fondée sur des questionnaires semi-structurés a été menée pour identifier les stratégies des maraîchers. Les coordonnées géographiques des points d’observation ont été relevées à l’aide d’un capteur GPS.

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    Benin: Participatory Village Mapping in Northern Benin

    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2023

    The Global Programme 'Responsible Land Policy' (GPRLP) is part of the Special Initiative 'One World, No Hunger' of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which aims to reduce extreme poverty and hunger.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2020

    Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi women displaced by war remain unable to return to their homes because of systemic injustices that prevent them from proving or claiming ownership of their property.

    New research by the Norwegian Refugee Council reveals that displaced women in Iraq are much worse off than men: they are 11 per cent more likely to face barriers impeding them from going back home after years of suffering in displacement camps since the end of the war against Islamic State group in their areas of origin.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2023
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    El papel de quienes acaparan la tierra es determinante en el hecho de que las personas trabajadoras, pueblos originarios, afrodescendientes y campesinas que habitan en el campo sufren ataques constantes contra sus vidas, sus entornos y sus medios de sostenimiento. La Plataforma de Defensores y Defensoras de la Tierra y el Territorio frente al Extractivismo (Plataforma DDT) trabaja en el compromiso 10 de la ILC para América Latina y el Caribe (ILC-ALC) y está comprometida con la generación de información para sus más de 300 organizaciones miembro.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2023

    El avance del agronegocio sobre territorios ocupados por agricultoras y agricultores familiares y sobre territorios ancestrales de comunidades indígenas se ha ido intensificado en los últimos años, con graves consecuencias como desalojos forzosos, en muchos casos violentos, ya sea por el uso de las fuerzas policiales o empresariales, poniendo en riesgo la vida de quienes resisten a los mismos.

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