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Stories help to bring data to life. Explore our rich collection of data stories on land and property rights, and share your own story on the Land Portal by signing up today.

   

Stories from the Land Portal

Browse the most recent stories, drafted and published by the team at the Land Portal.

New Geographies of Climate Vulnerability
3 August 2021
Peru
Mongolia
Global

Mining in the context of climate of climate change brings new challenges to the industry and exacerbates already existing sustainability problems. This Datastory highlights some of these tensions while pointing towards emerging best practice. The findings are based on document analysis and semi-structure structured interviews with corporate representatives from the 37 largest mining companies in the world.

 

 

 

Indigenous territories
16 June 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Latin America and the Caribbean
Iran
Global

The report consists of case studies, a regional analysis and a global spatial analysis on the extent and statues of conservation in communal territories.

Stories from the Network

Browse the most recent stories, drafted by the partners and colleagues within our network.

Figure 2 - Availability of open land ownership data based on the Open Data Barometer (2016, 4th ed.)
29 January 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Marcello De Maria
Global

The data revolution – characterised by the transition to big data, open data and new digital data infrastructures [1] – is projected to make an astonishing 44 billion terabytes of digital data and information available by the end of 2020 [2]. Despite this plethora of information now available to us, about 1 billion people in 140 countries still feel insecure about their land and property rights [3].

Khatkari
22 December 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Paul Fernandes
India

If we only get recognition of our Individual Forest Rights (IFR) over the land under the Forest Rights Act 2006,we will get out of the cycle of poverty."

mozambique-80752_1280
15 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Norfolk
Ms. Maria Muianga
Mozambique

This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.  

 

Data Story Contest Winners

Our annual Data Stories Contest calls for dynamic land related stories that capture attention and present data in innovative and engaging ways. Browse through the list of recent winners here.
mozambique-80752_1280
15 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Norfolk
Ms. Maria Muianga
Mozambique

This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.  

 

30 May 2019
Authors: 
Jur Schuurman
Guatemala

We meet Rosalía in a roadside café in a dusty town in the Quiché department, in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. She lowers her voice whenever people come in – you never know who might be listening. Land is sensitive stuff, especially in Quiché, a region that still bears, perhaps more than any other part of Guatemala, the scars of the civil war (1960-1996) – as we will see. In 2018 alone, 15 defenders of land rights in Guatemala have been killed with total impunity, several of them in Quiché.

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30 May 2019
Authors: 
Ms. Caroline Long
Sierra Leone

This story was submitted as part of the Land Portal Data Stories Contest and was the recipient of the second prize. 

28 May 2019
Authors: 
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Africa
Mozambique
Zambia

This data story gives an overview of current land grabbing databases, their lack of spatial information and how remote sensing datasets can overcome this lack when being used to detect large scale agricultural production schemes.

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