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Land and Covid-19

As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. In this section, we’ve put together the latest news on how COVID-19 affects various dimensions of land rights.  

 

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News

A herd of cattle after destroying a local resident’s maize plantation
23 June 2021
Uganda

Kiryandongo – Uganda – As natives continue to resist illegal evictions, multinational companies opt to hire livestock as a new tactic to forcefully evict smallholder farmers from their land.

17 June 2021
Global

Bonn, 17/06/2020 - World leaders are rallying support for a coordinated and coherent approach to reverse the loss of healthy land in light of the role it can play in the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with the crises of climate change and the loss of biological diversity.
 

A sign post advertising land for sale in Kieni on July 22, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
16 June 2021
Kenya

The State is set to roll out a value index to make Kenya’s land market transparent and cut wasteful public project spending due to speculative activity that drives up costs, the World Bank has said.

The long-awaited index is also expected to boost own-source revenue collection by counties from land property.

A sign post advertising land for sale in Kieni on July 22, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
16 June 2021
Kenya

The State is set to roll out a value index to make Kenya’s land market transparent and cut wasteful public project spending due to speculative activity that drives up costs, the World Bank has said.

The long-awaited index is also expected to boost own-source revenue collection by counties from land property.

Library

Reports & Research
June 2021
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

Cette publication vise à fournir des conseils techniques sur l'intégration des forêts, de l'agroforesterie et des arbres dans la formulation et l'implémentation des Plans d'Adaptation Nationaux.

Food Security and COVID-19
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2021
Kenya
Angola
Chad
Liberia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Guatemala
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Global

June 4, 2021 -- An increasing number of countries are facing growing levels of acute food insecurity, reversing years of development gains. Even before COVID-19 reduced incomes and disrupted supply chains, chronic and acute hunger were on the rise due to various factors including conflict, socio-economic conditions, natural hazards, climate change and pests.

Blogs

Image Credit — Jason Taylor/ILC
2 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Michael Taylor
Gabriela Bucher
Global

Land. It is a commodity like no other. We live on it. We grow from it. We drink from it and build our futures upon it. But — increasingly and frighteningly so — we don’t share it equally.

The distribution of land has long defined the gap between rich and poor. Now new data shows clearer than ever how the way in which land is being shared and managed profoundly impacts extreme and rising inequality, and the achievement of women’s and girl’s rights.

Land, crisis and resilience
6 July 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Global

After three days of intense discussion covering the breadth of land governance issues focusing on the theme of Land, Crisis and Resilience, Dr. Joanny Bélair, Postdoctoral researcher from Utrecht University and LANDac, had the unique opportunity to Chair the closing Session of the LANDac Conference 2021. Closing session panelists were Dr.

Land governance and climate change
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Uganda
Central Asia
Kazakhstan
Global

The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated land governance challenges, including addressing failures in land governance systems, a lack of transparency, systemic corruption, and lack of accessibility to data. It undermines development progress on global food security and has driven people into poverty, while governments take license to develop indigenous and community lands and thus fuel the climate crisis.

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