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Investments in agriculture and other sectors that require land may be essential for economic development and food security, but what are the costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?

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They gave up homes and livelihoods for Bangladesh's longest bridge. How are they doing now?

24 June 2022

Just over a decade ago, Shajahan Bepari made a living by farming paddy and jute on a small scale and selling poultry reared on his 0.15-acre land in Shariatpur's Zajira. But then, the government came calling as plans for the construction of a hitherto elusive bridge over the Padma gained steam…

In Indonesian Borneo, a succession of extractive industries multiplies impacts, social fractures

13 June 2022

Much of the landscape of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province has been transformed, its formerly vast forests razed for logging, monocrop agriculture and open-cast coal mining. A recently published study analyzes how waves of extractive industries have affected the inhabitants of one village in the…

Sumatra palm plantations the usual suspects as unusual burning razes peatlands

2 June 2022

Fires have swept through large swaths of peatland forest in the western part of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island since the start of the year, an area that usually sees much smaller, controlled fires. Environmental activists say they suspect the fires might be linked to palm oil companies with plantations…


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Governing land for the future: What (r)evolutions do we need?

23 June 2022

The 13th Annual LANDac Annual Conference is taking place in person next week in Utrecht, Netherlands, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. All the conference sessions will also be accessible online to registered participants. LANDac brings together land governance stakeholders…

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Whose Land? - Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance

26 April 2022

How can civil society actors ensure inclusivity in their land governance work with communities? Tuesday, 26 April, 2022  10:00-11:30 AM CEST | 15:00-16:30 PM JAKARTA Both ENDS and the Land Portal Foundation held the first webinar in the Whose Land? -  Inclusive Pathways to Land Governance…