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Local community is a traditional collectivity with a range of powers covering a certain geographical area and an autonomous management structure.

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House of Chiefs
7 May 2024
Authors: 
Jesinta Kunda
Zambia

Traditional authorities in Zambia complain that the government does not consult them when land is allocated for investment projects, while communities say chiefs are neglecting their interests. Jesinta Kunda of Zambia Land Alliance says more clarity is needed on the role of traditional authorities, in law and practice, to ensure large-scale investments in agriculture, mining and other sectors are governed better – particularly in light of the rising demand for critical minerals found in Zambia. She urges the government, traditional leaders and citizens to seize the opportunities presented by current legal reforms in Zambia to create change.

Community sensitisation meeting
19 February 2024
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Peter Mwesigye
Miss Teddy Kisembo
Jordana Wamboga
Aoife Ossendorp
Uganda

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, GLTN dove into the links between climate and land governance in the ‘’Scaling up community-based land registration and land use planning on customary land in Uganda’’ project. This case study highlights experiences from the community-based wetland management planning approach in Butaleja, Uganda, focusing on how the approach is addressing land governance issues and contributing to community climate resilience.

People are hungry for this knolwedge
9 January 2024
Africa
Tanzania
Global

Traditional Maasai leader and Gender and Land Champion - Peter Sangeyon has become a force for change in his community since taking part in WOLTS training.

land at scale burkina faso
15 July 2022
Authors: 
Lisette Meij
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a long history of land interventions aiming to achieve tenure security at the local level. The “Observatoire National du Foncier au Burkina-Faso” (ONF-BF) is one of the key players in the country working on mapping land rights within communities at commune-level. How does ONF-BF address the challenge of not only attaining tenure security through mapping, but ensuring these tenure rights last over time?

Foto: Alenice Baeta
1 February 2022
Authors: 
Gilvander Moreira
South America
Brazil

Abraço ao Cemitério do Povo Negro escravizado, em Santa Luzia, MG. Foto: Alenice Baeta

Woman farmer Uganda Department of Foreign Affairs.jpg
7 October 2021
Authors: 
Lisette Meij
Uganda

There is an immense pressure on land in Uganda. The country has a rapidly growing population and is host to the world’s third largest refugee population. Particularly poor people struggle to get access to healthy food. Agriculture practices need to become more efficient and focused on the domestic market. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Uganda works to improve food security in selected areas in the country. Among several food security projects, the EKN works with the LAND-at-scale program to improve land governance.

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. 

A rural homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Collart Hervé/Sygma via Getty Images
22 June 2021
Authors: 
Prof. Ben Cousins
South Africa

By Ben Cousins, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape


* This article originally appeared in the The Conversation on 22 June 2021


Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit
30 July 2021
Authors: 
Namati Communications
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.