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    Communal Land Associations claim compensations for investments in their territory

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2016
    Uganda

    Since Karamoja is richly endowed with gold, marble, iron ore, tungsten, limestone, oil and gas, it has attracted many investors, in particular since the protracted  armed conflicts in northern Uganda started fading away. Approximately  1 7,000 km2 or 62% of the total land area of Karamoja has been licensed for mineral  exploration  and exploitation (Kabiswa, 2014).

  2. Library Resource
    Geog of customary land

    Is Development Strategy Engaging with the Facts?

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2015
    Zambia

    Customary land is the foundation of smallholder agriculture in Zambia. In recent decades much of this land has under gone significant change as the result of population pressures, land alienation, infrastructure investments, and climate change. Despite these changes, knowledge about both the quantity of customary land and the quality of this land for agricultural commercialization purposes is scant.

  3. Library Resource
    Customary land and forestry management

    A Focus on Wood Fuel

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2015
    Zambia

    Zambia is one of the most forested countries in Africa, with about 50 million out of the 75 million hectares total land area under some form of forest cover. However, the country also has one of the highest rates of deforestation and degradation in the world, estimated at 250,000-300,000 hectares of forest loss per annum. Reversing/slowing this high deforestation and degradation trend will require the country to design and implement programs and strategies that will effectively deal with both the proximate and underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    India

    This is the proceedings of a Workshop organized at India International Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi, India by Center for Land Governance, NRMC, Bhubaneswar with the  support of  The World Bank, New Delhi.  In this workshop, the study team shared the state and district-wise WLR maps segregated across caste and economic categories along with temporal trend. Usefulness and relevance of Agriculture Census data, Status of women pattwaris, Inter-state variations around women’s land rights parameters, Operational holdings and tenancy were discussed by the participating experts.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2015
    Global

    In this brief, UNCCD identifies the key element in the climate change equation often missing in the current discussions. UNCCD offers an evidence-based argument that the mitigation  potential  of  the  land  use  sector,  realized  through  land  rehabilitation  and  ecosystem  restoration  activities,  can  make  a  significant  and  immediate contribution to reducing the emissions gap. 

  6. Library Resource

    Lessons from implementation of the landmark judgement of The Supreme court of India

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2015
    India

    This new policy brief was commissioned by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) and has been co-authored by Shalini Bhutani and Kanchi Kohli. It captures in one document the SC’s judgement, the course it has taken there after and the policy options that prevail. The document draws from information collected from government departments in several states & UTs, case papers and media reports to understand what is the status of implementation, the challenges in the realisation of the SC’s commons Judgment and where the strengths lie.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2015
    India

    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCLARR) was enacted in 2013 replacing the land acquisition policies prevalent in the country since 1894. A year later, the Government of India on December 31, 2014 issued an ordinance making significant changes to the Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for areas of industrial corridors, public private partnership (PPP) projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Asia

    In Asia, land issues affect women in ways that call for serious deliberation and action. Suffice it to say, the legitimate concerns of females transcend generations and geographical borders. Attaining a stable livelihood, meeting basic resource needs and having adequate housing are just some of the issues that affect women. There is, however, a pressing need to heed the woes of rural women in particular. The poor are swelling in numbers and the condition of poor rural women lies on the fringes of the global economic agenda.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2015
    India

    Policy and planning documents define eight types of settlement in Delhi, only one of which is termed “planned”. The other seven types of settlement become, by opposition, ‘unplanned’. This ‘unplanned’ city houses the vast majority of Delhi’s residents across the economic spectrum: these settlements include the affluent farmhouses of South Delhi, well-built colonies populated by successful businesspeople, and dense slum-like areas.

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