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Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in India

Reports & Research
Mai, 2018

Successive governments in India have emphasized the need for industrial expansion and privatization as the foundation for economic stability and growth. This focus has led to the policy-induced transformation of rural and peri-urban landscapes into use for industry and infrastructure. These transformations have caused social conflicts and ecological impacts for land and resource-dependent people.

Asentamiento San Isidro Labrador, resultado de esfuerzos y unidad

Reports & Research
Février, 2018

La lucha de la “Comisión Vecinal Sin Tierra comenzó en 1995 solicitando las tierras que anteriormente formaban parte de un aserradero y que fueron donadas al Ministerio de Defensa. La Comisión Vecinal planteó una propuesta de Ley de desafectación de las tierras que debido se promulgó recién en marzo de 1999. En 2000 la comisión ocupó sus tierras por la lentitud de la distribución a los campesinos

Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure by the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission in Myanmar

Reports & Research
Décembre, 2017

This study presents a country-wide quantitative analysis of the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission reports that were released to the public. The aim is not just to analyze the information contained in the reports, but also to elicit information they do not reveal.

We are feeling safe about our land now" GIZ Land Program Laos: Assessing the contribution to changes in land use, investments in land and perceived tenure security

Policy Papers & Briefs
Décembre, 2017

For the past decade, GIZ has supported participatory land use planning, land registration and land titling as a vehicle for sustainable rural development in Lao PDR. Following a number of predecessor programmes, the current Land Program (including Land Management and Decentralized Planning (LMDP) and Enhanced Land Tenure Security (ELTeS) projects) is active in the provinces of Luang Namtha, Sayabouri, Huaphan and Khammouane. This impact study focussed on some of the intermediary and longer-term changes that GIZ’s work in the land sector has been aiming to bring about in Laos.

Assessing Effects of Large-Scale Land Transfers

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
Septembre, 2017

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. Although 1.5 million hectares, or 25 percent, of Malawi's agricultural area is under agricultural estates, analysis shows that 70 percent has expired leases and 140,000 hectares are subject to overlapping claims.

Farmland transfers in KwaZulu-Natal, 1997-2003: A focus on land redistribution including restitution

Reports & Research
Mai, 2017
Afrique du Sud

Census surveys of land transactions show that 203,300 hectares of KwaZulu-Natal’s commercial farmland transferred to previously disadvantaged South Africans over the period 1997-2003. This represents 3.8 per cent of the farmland originally available for redistribution in 1994. The annual rate of land redistribution in the province fell from a peak of 1.06 per cent in 2002 to 0.41 per cent

Land administration in Bangladesh: Problems and analytical approach to solution

Peer-reviewed publication
Février, 2017

Rapid population growth combined with fast rate of land transfer and land conversion urges for an effective land administration and management in Bangladesh. But the land administration system in Bangladesh is corrupt, inefficient, and unreliable and inherently contains systematic weaknesses. It proliferates and perpetuates the endemic nature of land disputes. Nearly 80 percent of court cases in the rural areas are estimated to be related to land-conflicts.

Land grabbing: A review of extent and possible consequences in Romania

Peer-reviewed publication
Février, 2017

Land grabbing represents a fundamental problem in the transitional and post-transitional economies. The transfer of land property rights impose a dramatically change of agricultural production structure, including affecting the food safety and security. The main aim of this article is the analysis of the possible effects and transformation imposed by the transfer of land property in a post-transitional agricultural economy and to identify possible solution in valuing the lands as main production factors.

Tainted Lands: Corruption In Large-Scale Land Deals

Reports & Research
Octobre, 2016

A surge in land grabbing over the past decade has seen millions of people displaced from their homes and farmland, often violently, and pushed deeper into poverty. As demand for food, fuel and commodities increases pressure on land, companies are all too often striking deals with corrupt state officials without the consent of the people who live on it. Until now, there has been little analysis of the role that corruption plays in the transfer of land and natural resources from local communities to political and business elites.