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Featured publications

Healthy people, healthy planet
Journal Articles & Books
July 2022
Kenya
Brazil

We cannot live without healthy soil and land. It is on these resources that we produce most of our food and build our homes. We need them to provide clean water and precious plant nutrients, to conserve biological diversity and to cope with climate change. And they form the basis for the livelihoods of millions of people.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2021
South Africa
South America

Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa analyses contestations of power and control over land through the lens of local case studies in the densely settled former African ‘homelands’ or Bantustans.

Advancing Inclusive Land Governance
Manuals & Guidelines
December 2020
Global

Land lies at the very foundation of our society and social life; it plays a central role in the livelihoods and cultural identities of communities across the globe, and contains the resources that underpin our now globalised world. However, partly because of this, it is often at the heart of social and political conflicts.

Latest publications

Reports & Research
July 2022
Burundi
Rwanda
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The precipitous escalation of the security crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) risks reigniting interstate conflict in the Great Lakes region. The myriad actors and interests involved, however, often defy easy analysis.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Eastern Congo to the coast of Kenya, “security” crises are used to evict forest peoples, creating greater insecurity in the process.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2022
Global

Forest Peoples Programme and partners have encountered and documented human rights violations against indigenous peoples and local communities associated with conservation over the course of decades of work. There have been moments when progress in this area has been made (e.g., the 2003 Durban Accord and the adoption of social policies by conservation agencies).

 

Featured Providers

The Mekong Land Research Forum seeks to bring research and policy a bit closer together. It does this in part by making the research more accessible and in part by helping to distill the key messages and points of debate so that information overload does not overwhelm policy makers and other advocates for progressive policy reform.

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The South African Land Observatory is an initiative whose overall objective is to promote evidence-based and inclusive decision-making over land resources in South Africa. As its name ‘Observatory’ suggests, it collects data and information on land. The initiative is a repository of what is published on land in South Africa and on the events that take place around land in South Africa.

Sulá Batsú nació en el 2005 como una empresa de economía social solidaria con el objetivo de fortalecer organizaciones, comunidades y empresas sociales de la región latinoamericana. Esta iniciativa se creó bajo un modelo de cooperativa autogestionaria, con la visión de explorar nuevas formas de gestión de emprendimientos asociativos interesados en la acción social.

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The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains ca. 10000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

El Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) es una iniciativa de la sociedad civil que nació en el año 2009 para promover enlaces, sinergias y acciones de desarrollo rural de base campesina indígena en la región sudamericana.

El IPDRS ejecuta proyectos, realiza consultorías y evaluaciones y gestiona servicios de fortalecimiento de capacidades de desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de las líneas de: INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO e INTERAPRENDIZAJE.

Global Land Tool Network

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.

Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.

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