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Maasai herder on the flooded Mundarara road, northern Tanzania
30 January 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

I write this blog as our project team embarks on a fifth year of work on women’s land tenure security (WOLTS) with pastoral communities in mining-affected areas of Mongolia and Tanzania. Just before Christmas 2019, we were in Mundarara village in northern Tanzania. Exceptionally heavy rains made getting around much more challenging than usual. Locals travelling on foot had to make wide detours to avoid getting bogged down in waterlogged grazing land, and it took everyone much longer to get to the village primary school for our long-planned training day. 

Land rights for cocoa farmers aren’t just good stewardship, they’re smart business
5 November 2019
Authors: 
Yuliya Panfil
Africa
Ghana
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

Last week the World Cocoa Foundation, a membership organization of more than 100 cocoa companies, held its annual partnership meeting in Berlin, Germany. The aim of the meeting is for governments, cocoa companies and farmers to identify and tackle the sector’s largest sustainability challenges. A 90-minute session was devoted to the topic of land tenure. The prominence of the session, as well as the seniority of the presenters – the Head of Sustainable Sourcing for Hershey’s and the Deputy Director General of Cote d’Ivoire’s Land Agency among them – is a powerful signaling effect.

Foto: Banco Mundial/Romel Simon
31 October 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global
Por Rafael Zavala 
 
Quando falamos e estudamos sobre os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), percebemos a dicotomia do papel das mulheres em questões que tocam vários temas da Agenda 2030 das Nações Unidas. Enquanto elas são consideradas peças-chaves para o alcance de muitos dos ODS, representam também a parte mais afetada por muitos dos problemas discutidos nesse marco.
 
Foto: Jamil Chade.
8 September 2019
Authors: 
Mr. Jamil Chade
Asia
Indonesia

Na Indonésia e Sudeste Asiático, produção de arroz sofre com a mudança no padrão de chuvas e entidades internacionais temem que uma das bases da alimentação mundial possa passar por problemas, com um impacto social e na violência. IPCC apela para que governos escutem povos tradicionais e indígenas na gestão de terras.

Consent is Everybody’s Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
27 August 2019
Authors: 
Imke Greven
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

Banks must stand with Indigenous and local communities in respecting their land rights

In 2018, every week more than three people were murdered, defending their land and environment from destructive industries like mining, logging and agribusiness. These killings represent the extreme end of a spectrum of violence and threats directed at land rights defenders.

Foto de André Paxiuta/Jornal Mapa
31 July 2019
Africa
Asia
Europe
Global
Depois do abandono, o regresso à terra e à agricultura, arriscamo-nos a dizer, é todo ele feito, seja por quem for, desprovido dos laços com o território e, como tal, desprovido dos laços de solidariedade e da vida comunitária outrora forjada nos campos.
 
12 October 2018
Authors: 
Miss Anna Kuci
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

Heat waves, floods, hurricanes, starvation these are the ‘rewards’ Mother Earth has for years of neglect, overuse, misuse, and abuse. The earth’s natural resources support life. Trees, soil, natural gas, coal, fresh water, and oil- life wouldn’t exist without oxygen, without food, medicine, and power. However, if natural catastrophes are anything to go by, we have gone way past the red natural these resources, creating a life-sucking ecological debt.

What will be our fate if natural resources run dry?

18 September 2018
Authors: 
Ms. Rina Chandran
Asia

Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities, researchers said.

Only about 14 percent of forests, or about 527 million hectares, were legally owned or designated for local communities in 58 countries surveyed by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group.

Oil Palm Plantation, Sarawak, Malaysia
27 July 2018
Authors: 
Tania Li
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia
Global

Large scale land grabs are often sites of immediate and sometimes violent mobility, as people are evicted and obliged to move elsewhere. The term “grab” signals abruptness.

Laos agriculture
30 May 2018
Asia

Moderated by Kalpana Giri from RECOFTC, the panel on "Land Governance and Gender" featured a diverse round of gender experts discussing the inseparability of gender equality and good land governance.  With talk of gender more prominent than ever, the session was certainly an interesting and poignant way to close out day two of the Forum!