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Sudan-woman walks in a field
23 November 2022
Sudan

The Sudan country profile is now also available in Arabic.

Flat land near Tso Kyogar, Ladakh, India, photo by sandeepachetan.com travel photography, Creative Commons license - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
23 November 2022
India

A new country portfolio unpacks the complexity of governing land in India.

Village scene near Bandanjan. Photo by JBDodane via Flickr (CC-BY-ND 2.0)
23 November 2022
Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau has been described as a country of “precarious complexity”. Home to more than 20 ethnic groupings Guinea-Bissau fought one of the longest wars on the African continent to end centuries of Portuguese control. It finally obtained independence in 1974. Since 1980 the history of Guinea-Bissau has been marked by multiple military coups and extreme fragility. This political instability has driven up poverty and stalled legal reforms to secure land rights. In 2008 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime declared Guinea-Bissau to be Africa’s first ‘narco state’.  By 2019 Guinea-Bissau was the 12th poorest country in the world. It has also been identified as highly vulnerable to climate change with low lying coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels and flooding. 

Mountains in northern Georgia, photo by RichardMc, public domain
23 November 2022
Georgia

The land governance context in Georgia in detail

Rhododendron forests on Annapurna, in Nepal
19 November 2022
Nepal

Over the last four decades, Nepal’s communities have carried out an extraordinary reforestation campaign. And the results are clearly visible.

Kuensel Online
18 November 2022
Bhutan

Agriculture development needs a new turn, to secure national sovereignty and reduce dependency on food imports.

Patrick Saidi Hemedi (center left), coordinator of the Dynamique des Groupes des Peuples Autochtones (DGPA) in the DRC. Image courtesy of Rights and Resources Institute.
16 November 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

After 14 years of advocacy, the DRC president finally signs new Indigenous peoples law. On Wednesday, the president of the DRC, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, signed and promulgated the new law on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Indigenous Pygmy Peoples.

DRC risks losing primary forests due to cocoa boom
16 November 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The widespread popularity of chocolate has led to a cocoa boom in the DRC, escalating deforestation in the country’s primary forests by impoverished locals in the war-torn region.

Wikimedia Commons
16 November 2022
Global

A push to conserve 30% of the planet's land and oceans by 2030 - a key pillar of a new global nature pact due to be agreed next month - has gained the support of about 112 nations, a big boost from 70 a year ago, leaders said at the COP27 climate summit.

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