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27 February 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Malaysia

Sarawak: The Sarawak government’s strategy for economic growth through commercial development of agricultural land has resulted in vast areas of land being opened for large-scale plantations, including oil palm. In some places this has affected lands subject to ‘native customary land rights’.

Sarawak in Borneo is now one of last frontier areas for palm oil expansion left in Malaysia. With most available lands in the Peninsula already planted and most of Sabah already leased out, in Sarawak such expansion is accelerating.

Tsenkher Soum, Mongolia, WOLTS Project
28 February 2019
Asia
Central Asia
Mongolia

The latest report from Mokoro's WOLTS project team is the product of rigorous field research in a third Mongolian community, in collaboration with the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation (PCC). The report addresses critical issues at the intersection of gender, land, mining and pastoralism in Tsenkher soum, in Arkhangai aimag in central-western Mongolia.

FAO
6 February 2019
Africa
Angola

Agricultores do município da Cela, província do Cuanza- Sul, solicitaram ao governador da provincial, Job Capapinha, apoio para relançarem a produção agro-pecuária.

 

LANDac Annual International Conference 2019 image
31 January 2019
Global

We are very pleased to invite proposals for sessions for the LANDac Annual International Conference 2019. Practitioners, researchers, policymakers, all are welcome to organise a session at this year’s conference. We welcome workshops, panels, roundtables, debates, talk shows and other innovative formats. Films and exhibitions are also very welcome, as well as posters about your organisation or project.

15 January 2019
Canada

A United Nations commission has released a trio of letters it recently delivered to Canada that warn the country is likely failing to meet its commitments to the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Two of the letters concern infrastructure projects underway in British Columbia.

3 January 2019
Africa
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia

The Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia's bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday.

4 December 2018
Global

Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) FSL-01 Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer

Official Position Title: Natural Resources Officer, Backstop 40, FSL-0401-01
Functional Position Title: Senior Land and Resource Governance Advisor

Location of Position: U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Office of Land and Urban (E3/LU)

8 November 2018
Global

 

We are honored to announce that Omidyar Network has renewed its support of the Land Portal Foundation with an investment of $400,000 to support the integration and visualization of spatial data and the dissemination of SDG-related data and information, as well as provide core funding for institutional enhancement, over the next two years.

17 October 2018
Global

Global survey of perceptions of property rights could help provide solutions to key development challenges

The first official results from an international survey of how secure people feel in their homes and on their land were published today, revealing that in the initial 15 countries surveyed, 25% of citizens are concerned that their property could be taken away from them. This aligns with earlier findings from a pilot study in three countries.

A women session of information flow map in Teanoba Ghana. Photo by: Taylor Spicer (CCAFS).
26 September 2018
Global

Global land rights group releases roadmap for agri-business investments 

New digital platform provides step-by-step instructions for implementing international standards that recognize and protect land rights.

5 September 2018
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

Would you sign a lease that gave your landlord “sole discretion” in deciding on how any disputes you have with them would be resolved? Would you spend months or years negotiating a contract with a business partner only to have it include a clause saying it is not legally enforceable? Would you let a private company use your family’s farmland in exchange for a promise to build you roads or install wells only if it is “necessary for the implementation” of their project?

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