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
Por Alfredo da Mota
Liberian NGO Green Advocates has been using OpenLandContracts.org to give rural communities more leverage in the decisions that affect their lands.
De autoria do Deputado Luiz Tadeu Martins Leite (Tadeuzinho), do MDB, o Projeto de Lei 3601/2016 trata das terras públicas e devolutas estaduais, já passou por três comissões e está prestes a ser aprovado pela Assembleia Legislativa de Minas Gerais (ALMG).
Commercial agriculture has driven land use changes and not only affected millions of hectares of forested land, but also farmers’ and local people’s land rights. Efforts to combat deforestation are at the forefront of the international aid agenda, and clarifying and securing land rights is important for its success.