Land Matters Media Scan – 9 January 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items:

USAID

  1. Land Registry App Scaled from Tanzania to Burkina Faso – mentions MAST (12/29/16)
    Source: USAID/ West Africa STIP Newsletter

Global

  1. Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives (1/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. FAO Course: Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent (December 2016)
    Source: FAO E-learning Centre

Africa

  1. Cameroon: Human rights abuses complaint against WWF to be examined by OECD (1/5/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Nigeria: Drought worsens deadly battle between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria (1/3/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Rwanda: New gender monitors urged to tackle GBV in families (1/7/17)
    Source: The New Times
  4. Tanzania: Addressing Land Disputes Should Be Priority in 2017 (1/4/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Citizen
  5. Kenya: Court Stops Eviction of Squatters From Fraudulently Acquired Sh2 Billion Land (1/4/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / Daily Nation
  6. Cote d’Ivoire: EU to help Ivory Coast secure agricultural land, provides FCFA3.3 billion (1/4/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency

Americas

  1. Peru Indigenous and Campesinos Fight over 150 Mining Projects (1/4/17)
    Source: teleSUR
  2. Colombia: The frightening issue that could destroy Colombia’s peace deal (1/3/17)
    Source: Washington Post

Asia

  1. Cambodia’s Environment Minister Says Land Concession Problems Solved (1/5/17)
    Source: Radio Free Asia
  2. Cambodian Evictees Attempt to Return Home to Borei Keila (1/3/17)
    Source: Radio Free Asia
  3. Burma: Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion? (1/4/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  4. India: Gurgaon wins award for using drones to create digital maps for land records (1/8/17)
    Source: The Indian Express
  5. New Indian land laws to expedite projects hurt farmers, activists say (1/2/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Sri Lanka protest over Chinese investment turns ugly (1/7/17)
    Source: BBC

Pacific

  1. Philippines: DAR distributes land titles to farmers (1/5/17)
    Source: Philippine Information Agency