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16 January 2019
Authors: 
Gaurav Madan
Indonesia
  • Nearly five years after Friends of the Earth U.S. reported about escalating conflict between farmers in the village of Lunjuk on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and palm oil company PT Sandabi Indah Lestari — or PT SIL — those communities remain in conflict with PT SIL, which supplies Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader.
15 January 2019
Authors: 
Mr. Pranab Choudhury
India

Of late, land has increasingly been figuring into the development sector, for both positive and negative reasons.

Walk the Talk:Rural women demand for accountability on land rights in Africa
15 January 2019
Authors: 
Fridah Githuku
Africa
Kenya

Rural women demand for accountability on land rights in Africa as we celebrate the second anniversary of the Kilimanjaro Initiative.

On December 11 2018, at the sidelines of the second ordinary session of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, a parliamentary network on gender equality in land, agricultural investments and food security was launched.

7 January 2019
Authors: 
Ms. Annabel Short
Global

By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. How cities develop will determine whether we can reduce economic and racial inequality, effectively address climate change, and meet many of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goals. The human rights movement can help move cities in the right direction, through more engagement in municipal-level policy and advocacy, and through greater attention to the growing corporate influence within our cities.

Can open data empower smallholders and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia?
20 December 2018
Authors: 
Carlos Tejo
Central Asia
Eastern Europe
Hungary

I had the privilege of representing the Land Portal Foundation at the FAO Expert consultation on “Knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholders and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia”, which took place in Gödöllő (Hungary) from the 10-13 September 2018.

MORE DATA - BETTER GOVERNANCE OF LAND TENURE?
20 December 2018
Authors: 
Romy Sato
Global

In the last five years, significant steps have been taken to put land tenure security as a priority in global policy frameworks, but also in implementation plans. A side event at CFS45, organised by the Global Donor Working Group on Land with other key players, took stock of progress. 

18 December 2018
South-Eastern Asia

A recent project by the Business & Human Rights Resource Center shows how OpenLandContracts.org can be used to strengthen advocacy around corporate accountability and good governance of natural resources.

14 December 2018
Authors: 
Mr. Yator Kiptum
Kenya

The Sengwer are an indigenous hunter-gatherer people living along the slopes of the Cherangany Hills in the western highlands of Kenya. Their estimated population is 33,187.

IECN
14 December 2018
Authors: 
Mr. Theodor Muduva
Namibia

Land governance covers all activities associated with the management of land and natural resources that are required to fulfil political and social objectives.

Good and transparent land governance will serve a country's national resources management, the rights of its citizens, and lead to a reduction of poverty. In addition, sound land governance is crucial to achieving relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs).

13 December 2018
Authors: 
Mr. Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti
Global

We cannot restore tropical forests without restoring the rights of their traditional owners.

Implementing a coordinated global response to curb demand for energy and eliminate further deforestation would reduce the need to deploy artificial carbon dioxide removal technologies, according to a decisive report from the U.N. scientific panel on climate change.

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