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This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatisation of Customary Land
20 July 2021
Papua New Guinea

WHY REJECT CUSTOMARY LAND PRIVATISATION 

Most of the world’s land is still stewarded by communities under customary systems. Billions of people rely on communally managed farmland, pasture, forests and savannahs for their livelihoods. 

This collective management of resources is viewed in the colonial or capitalist economic model as an obstacle to individual wealth creation and private profit. 

Facilitating a Coordinated Response
27 April 2020
Angola

By Grace Goodrich

In the second part of an exclusive with Africa Oil & Power, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s Director for Africa, Paul Akiwumi, discusses trade facilitation reforms, debt relief programs and Official Development Assistance as instruments of aid for Angola during COVID-19.

What role will trade facilitation and policy reforms play in helping reduce Angola’s dependence on fuel exports?

3 May 2021
Authors: 
Tijah Bolton-Akpan
Miles Litvinoff
Nigeria

Oil companies are paying billions towards development in the Niger Delta, but it’s having little impact on the ground, say Tijah Bolton-Akpan and Miles Litvinoff.


2 May 2021
Authors: 
David Matsinhe
Mozambique

By David Matsinhe for the Daily Maverick. 

Originally posted at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-04-25-recipe-for-conflict-n...

 

Rangelands
7 January 2020
Authors: 
Fiona Flintan
Global

The Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC) is drawing attention to rangelands and drylands at the highest levels, in order to find solutions to the challenges faced by local populations that live and work there, and to encourage appropriate investment including in securing land rights and good governance, building resilience to drought and other shocks or stresses, and increasing rangeland productivity.


27 November 2019
Africa

Cosmas Milton Ochieng, an expert in natural resource governance and economic development in Africa, is the Director of the African Natural Resource Centre at the African Development Bank.

In collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank will host the 3rd Edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa in Abidjan from 25 to 29 November 2019.

In this interview, Ochieng shares key insights into why the conference matters for Africa.

 

26 May 2019
Global

By Kathleen Buckingham


Trees have become an iconic image of environmentalism, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should plant millions of them.


3 May 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia

By Chris Hufstader


 


After an audacious land grab by a foreign company, indigenous women in a remote Cambodian village struggle to regain their farms and sacred sites.



Sol Preng remembers vividly the day in 2012 when bulldozers unexpectedly arrived on her family farm.


“The company came and cleared away our cashew trees right before the harvest,” she says. “I lost four hectares of land and all my cashew trees.”


11 July 2018
Authors: 
Laura Notess
Mr. Peter Veit
Global

The Santa Clara de Uchunya community has lived in a remote section of the Peruvian Amazon for generations. Like many indigenous groups, this community of the Shipibo-Konibo people have traditionally managed and relied on forests for hunting, fishing and natural resources.


But in 2014, someone started cutting down large sections of the community’s ancestral forests.