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  1. Library Resource
    December, 2011

    The final round of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's Committee on Food Security-led Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security will take place March 5-9, 2012 in Rome.
    Read CFS Chairman Yaya Asisa Olaitan Olaniran's Invitation Letter to the final round of negotiations on the Voluntary Guidelines.

  2. Library Resource
    December, 2011

    USAID's Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) project has partnered with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to provide training to twenty miners in Africa in Spring 2012.
    Click Here to read the Press Release from GIA.

  3. Library Resource
    November, 2011

    Yesterday's IMPACTblog included an entry by the Land Tenure Unit Team Leader, Dr. Gregory Myers. Myers, in his role as chair for a UN committee developing guidelines for land tenure, outlines the negotiation process, current progress and potential outcomes of the committee's work.

  4. Library Resource
    October, 2011
    Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan

    Major development in recognition of customary property rights in Kenya
    Through its Kenya SECURE Project, USAID, in cooperation with the Kenya Ministry of Lands, recently developed the Community Land Rights Recognition (CLRR) Model, a process for providing legal registration of land held by communities under customary law. This is the first recognition of land owned as a result of customary usage in Kenya and will promote investment, better natural resource management and, in some parts of the country, reduce land grabbing.

  5. Library Resource
    October, 2011

    USAID's property rights project in Timor Leste plays a key role in helping settle land disputes on the small island in Southeast Asia. A recent article written by IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, describes the history of conflict surrounding land by highlighting one woman's story and outlining current progress to establishing land rights.
    To read the full article, click here.

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2011

    The Kenya SECURE Project efforts were bolstered recently by two news articles which appeared in the Kenya national newspaper, The Daily Nation. The articles underscored the attempted expropriation of land that had previously been gazetted for two national reserves for conservation purposes.
    Kenya Wildlife Service Defends Reserves from Expropriation

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2011
    Central African Republic, Liberia

    How a little-known U.S. program is helping two African nations meet their KP requirements.
    Original Source

  8. Library Resource
    July, 2011
    Central African Republic, Zimbabwe

    Blog Entry in DipNote: The official US State Department Blog Site: The true impact and power of a Department of State-supported USAID program in place there since 2007, evidenced in the form of a “for sale” sign.

  9. Library Resource
    May, 2011
    Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Uganda

    On April 18-20, the Focus on Land in Africa website ( was launched at the World Bank Land Conference in Washington DC. The occasion proved to be a unique opportunity to make the site known to a broad audience of land tenure specialists and elicit their feedback on it.

  10. Library Resource
    May, 2011

    USAID is assisting the Kenya Government (GoK) to restore the forest and watersheds in the Mau Forest Complex (MFC) through a $7 million, two-year project called ProMara (for the Mara). On March 25th 2011, USAID/Kenya’s Deputy Mission Director James Hope officially launched ProMara at the project’s new Mau Outreach Center (MOC), on the outskirts of the forest. The Mau Forest Complex has a history of illegal and irregular land allocations. In 2009, GoK acted on Mau Task Force recommendations to revoke questionable titles, ordering the eviction of "illegal" settlers from the MFC.

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