As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. The response to the pandemic has unfolded like a slow-moving natural disaster, disrupting the daily pattern of our lives and revealing stressors on our institutions.
The global data revolution has undoubtedly reached the land sector. Land information is increasingly created, stored and shared as data.
Land and resource loss, and change and fragmentation in the rangelands have increased dramatically in recent years due to both ‘external’ and ‘internal’ influences, including a lack of recognition of land- and resource-ownership rights, poor land-use planning, and privatization processes.
From August 22nd to September 15th 2017 the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) and Land Portal Foundation will co- facilitate an online debate that will involve the contribution of major stakeholders focusing on contemporary Kenyan land governance issues.
From June 20th to July 14th, 2017, the Land Portal, in collaboration with GLTN/GLII, Land Alliance and LandAC, will co-facilitate a dialogue through which a variety of stakeholders will focus on discussions centered around measuring the perception of land tenure security in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Land tenure changes are on the rise throughout the world as a result of increased migration from rural to urban areas, expansion of infrastructure, commercial pressures on agricultural land, extractive activities, and climate change. Shifts in land tenure arrangements are proceeding through compulsory acquisitions (i.e. expropriations) and voluntary market transactions, such large-scale land leases and concessions.
In land governance, a sector ripe for abuse and corruption, transparency is critical in ensuring land use and allocation is fair and accountable and that tenure rights can be defended and protected. The consequences of a lack of transparency include increased difficulty in unlocking the value of the land as an asset and a lack of awareness of land policies and legal frameworks that can undermine land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of land rights.
La urbanización y la transformación de la agricultura, los sistemas alimentarios y los espacios rurales presentan desafíos y oportunidades para el crecimiento inclusivo, la erradicación de la pobreza, la sostenibilidad económica, ambiental y social, y la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición. Como resultado, existe un creciente interés en los vínculos entre las zonas urbanas y las rurales y en los enfoques que puedan abordar estas cuestiones de manera holística e integrada, con el fin de abordar plenamente los retos y maximizar las oportunidades.
L’urbanisation et la transformation de l’agriculture, des systèmes alimentaires et des espaces ruraux présentent à la fois des défis et des opportunités pour parvenir à une croissance inclusive, à l’éradication de la pauvreté, à la pérennité économique, environnementale et sociale, ainsi qu’en termes de sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition.
Urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces present challenges and opportunities for inclusive growth, poverty eradication, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and food security and nutrition. As a result, there is an increasing focus on rural-urban linkages and approaches which can address these issues in a holistic and integrated manner in order to fully address the challenges and maximize the opportunities.