Land Matters Media Scan – 22 June 2017

Photo by: USAID Colombia Land and Rural Development

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


  1. Request for Proposal: Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies (6/21/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Without Coordination, Development Does Not Work (6/14/17)
    Source: USAID  LRDP

Upcoming Events

  1. Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2017) (11/14/17 – 11/17/17)
    Source: United Nations Economic Cmomission for Africa

Reports and Publications

  1. IISD Investigates How Sustainability Standards, Investment Frameworks Improve Situation of Women in Agriculture (6/20/17)
    Source: IISD
    Related brief: Investment in Agriculture Policy Brief #5: How to Improve Gender Equality in Agriculture
  2. Experts Back Report On Land, Ethnicity and Conflict in Africa (6/14/17)
    Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  3. Guatemala: Land rights help fight fires in Guatemala nature reserve – study (6/15/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Honduras: Land-rights policies in Latin America still fall short, studies show (6/18/17)
    Source: CIFOR


  1. Disadvantaged traditional occupants (6/13/17)
    Source: D+C
  2. The Politics of Death (6/20/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Chad: Commercialisation is destroying community rules (6/17/17)
    Source: D+C
  2. Kenya: Politics poses problem to issuance of title deeds (6/14/17)
    Source: Daily Nation
  3. Kenya: Maasai land loss raises tensions in Kenya ahead of elections (6/20/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Liberia: Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Land Concession Management Underway in Liberia (6/20/17)
    Source: Front Page Africa
  5. Nigeria: The deadly conflict tearing Nigeria apart (and it’s not Boko Haram) (6/13/17)
    Source: IRIN News
  6. Sierra Leone: How to ease tensions in Sierra Leone (6/15/17)
    Source: D+C
  7. Uganda: Land Probe – 1,300 Complaints Filed in 2 Weeks (6/14/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Monitor
  8. Uganda: Understanding the Deepening Land Crisis (6/16/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Observer


  1. Canada: Google adds more than 3,000 Canadian indigenous lands to Google Maps, Google Earth (6/21/17)
    Source: Financial Post


  1. India: When Women Have Land Rights, the Tide Begins to Turn (6/14/17)
    Source: The Citizen / Inter Press Service News Agency
  2. Indian police thwart indigenous people in land complaints, activists say (6/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Indonesia: Purwokerto people enjoying land reform program (6/16/17)
    Source: The Jakarta Post