The heads of four Rome-based agencies write about the opportunities to align food security initiatives and sustainable development as part of the Rio+20 agenda in a recent post to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs blog, Global Food For Thought. The article mentions the importance of strong tenure systems and notes that countries can use the Voluntary Guidelines for reference in drafting land and other resource administration laws.
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Library Resourcejuin, 2012
Library Resourcejuin, 2012Myanmar
In a recent New York Times op-ed Roy Prosterman and Darryl Vhugen of the U.S. NGO Landesa highlight some of what Myanmar’s government will need to do to promote sustainable growth in the country. It certainly needs to attract investment and at first blush things look very encouraging: a variety of investors are interested in a number of projects – particularly building out infrastructure.
Library Resourcejuin, 2012
Last week, the United States hosted the 2012 Intercessional meetings of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The KPCS is a voluntary process that diamond producing and diamond buying countries agree to, in order to prevent ‘conflict diamonds’ from entering the market. Ambassador Milovanovic and the State Department serve as the chair for activities this year; however, USAID is playing a role due to the increasing emphasis on development as a critical component to successful implementation of the KPCS.
Library Resourcemai, 2012Éthiopie
Last week, USAID's May/June 2012 Issue of FrontLines, was released; it features stories on Child Survival and Ethiopia. One of the Ethiopia articles profiles a Land Tenure and Property Rights project. Karol Boudreaux shares project challenges and successes in, "A Powerful Piece of Paper".
Library Resourcemars, 2012République centrafricaine
The article "From Blood Diamonds to Fishponds: Land-Rights Project for Central African Republic Miners Has Ripple Effect" describes the successes of a project led by USAID's Land Tenure Unit.
Library Resourcemars, 2012Timor-Leste
Update on Land Administration and Policies in Asia/Pacific
Library Resourcefévrier, 2012Afghanistan
A USAID IMPACTblog on February 2, 2012 highlights a land tenure program in Afghanistan.
Land tenure work supports good governance, econmic growth and conflict resolution--all important priorities in Afghanistan. To learn more about USAID projects to address this, read the IMPACTblog post.
Library Resourcejanvier, 2012
A recent USAID publication titled, The Global State of Agriculture, cites access to land as one reason why women farmers are less productive than men. Structures within the statutory and customary land tenure systems compounded by societal norms in many locations limit a woman's ability to secure land. Click the links below to see the infographic and a report outlining land tenure and property rights challenges for women.
To view the infographic, click here.
To read the full report linking Land Tenure, Property Rights and Gender Challenges, click here.
Library Resourcedécembre, 2012Afghanistan
On December 15th, USAID and the Afghanistan Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) launched a nationwide public information and awareness campaign about Afghan women’s rights to inherit and own land and property. The campaign is part of USAID’s Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) which works with the Government of Afghanistan to build the local capacity necessary to design and implement transparent, effective land tenure reform.
Library Resourcenovembre, 2012
In Cote d'Ivoire, a UN-imposed embargo on the export of Ivoirian diamonds to other countries has been in place since 2005 due to concerns regarding the control of diamond-mining zones by former rebel groups as well as weak internal controls over the country's diamond mining sector.
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