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1 Julho 2021
Patricia Malasha
Across much of Africa, land is not allocated and inherited under statutory law but through customary practices rooted in kinship. In patrilineal systems, land belongs to men’s families and is inherited through the paternal line. In Zambia, many ethnic groups follow a matrilineal system, where women…
24 Junho 2021
Miss Olipa Katongo Kunda
Access to and control of land is one of the challenges that young people face in Zambia. Land is a valued resource which youth are often expected to access through adults, or wait until they are adults to acquire. According to the Policy Brief, State of the Youth in Zambia : Education, Unemployment…
16 Junho 2021
Zambia’s launching of a National Lands Policy on 11 May 2021 represents an important achievement after almost two decades of periodic drafting, consultation and validation attempts. While Zambia has historically been blessed with a relatively small population, ample land and natural resources,…
19 Março 2021
  Closing the gender gap worldwide could reduce hunger for 100 million people and yet Zambian women have unequal rights to land, a fundamental building block of food security and poverty reduction. Women face multiple challenges that limit their ability to realise secure land rights, including…
4 Março 2021
Secure land and resource rights are critical for household wellbeing and livelihoods in many developing countries, where land is the principal asset for the rural poor. Despite women’s vital role in food production, they are less likely than men to own and control land. Forty percent of the world’s…
22 Fevereiro 2021
Miss Olipa Katongo Kunda
When a woman has legal access to and control over land and its profits, she improves her own life and that of her family.  In order for this to happen, equitable laws, policies, systems and customs that promote and support women’s land ownership must be put into effect. International land reforms…
23 Novembro 2020
A USAID brief, published to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, reveals important lessons from land rights registration activities in Zambia Securing women’s land rights is an important global development goal and has been linked to significant gains in women’s economic…
26 Fevereiro 2020
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Forests are critically important for many of the world’s poor who depend on them for food, income, medicine and building materials. As such, forests are a nexus of broadly held policy goals such as poverty reduction, economic growth, conservation and climate change. Most forests in the developing…
12 Julho 2019
Mina Manuchehri
Our sugar is made from sugarcane. And sugarcane is not planted in trees or in the air, it’s planted in the ground, in the soil, on land. It’s the bedrock of our investment. —Illovo Land Champion As the above quote illustrates, land has always been an essential element of business for Illovo Sugar…
28 Maio 2019
olajide ogunnaike
This story was submitted as part of our recent Data Stories Contest and was the recipient of the first prize. The original story can be found here.     
13 Maio 2019
Por Vijay Prashad* Quando o falecido artista sul-africano Tito Zungu quis retratar o mundo do trabalhador migrante, ele escolheu um envelope. Era por meio de cartas esporádicas que o migrante poderia ficar em contato com a família – cartas ditadas a escritores profissionais de um lugar eram lidas…
17 Abril 2018
Matt Sommerville
Much of the world’s rural landscapes are technically managed by national governments with limited recognition of, or support for, the rights and management responsibilities of the rural poor who live in these areas. In an era of large-scale land acquisitions for global commodity production, this…