Land Matters Media Scan – 25 August 2017

Photo by: Savann Oeurm/Oxfam

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


  1. On The Road Again (8/22/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. Mapping the Unmapped for Global Good (8/12/17)
    Source: USAID 2030
  3. LEGEND Land policy bulletin: August 2017 – mentions USAID’s Pilot on Responsible Land-Based Investments (8/1/17)
    Source: ODI

Reports and Publications

  1. South Africa: How the government is throttling land reform (8/24/17)
    Source: Financial Mail
    Related report: Elite capture and state neglect: new evidence on South Africa’s land reform

Upcoming Events

  1. Community Land Initiative: Inaugural Call for Participants (2017-18) (9/15/17)
    Source: International Land Coalition
  2. Mokoro Seminar: Women’s Land Tenure Security (9/1/17)
    Source: Mokoro


  1. A timely tribute to the power of women’s land rights (8/17/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Indigenous chief says Trudeau needs ‘wake-up call’ on land rights (8/17/17)
    Source: The Globe and Mail
  2. Human Roadblocks Prevent Takeover of West Java Indigenous Community’s ‘Holy Land’ (8/24/17)
    Source: Jakarta Globe
  3. Indigenous people seize some facilities on Peru oil field – chieftain (8/23/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Maps reveal how Amazon development is closing in on isolated tribes (8/17/17)
    Source: Science


  1. Liberia: ‘Land Rights Act Must Protect Rural Landowners’ (8/21/17)
    Source: Daily Observer
  2. Liberia: Stakeholders Platforms Benefit from Land Use, Land Verification Training (8/21/17)
    Source: Front Page Africa
  3. Madagascar Sets an Example for Land Reform (8/2/17)
    Source: World Bank
  4. Madagascar: the Tany group fights for the rights of locals, denounce land grabs (8/22/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  5. Tanzania: Oxfam, Stakeholders to Address Women Land Ownership Challenges (8/23/17)
    Source: The Citizen
  6. Tanzania seizes ex-PM’s farm in crackdown on ‘idle’ land (8/17/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  7. Uganda: Land Disputes – Acholi Residents Resort to Local Council Courts (8/23/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Monitor
  8. Zimbabwe: Zim’s evicted white farmers to launch fresh bid for justice, compensation (8/23/17)
    Source: News24
  9. Women across Africa call for greater land-ownership rights (8/18/17)
    Source: Talk of the Town


  1. Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years (8/24/17)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. Cambodia: Outcome in land dispute delayed again (8/22/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia: Villagers protest over land disputes (8/24/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  3. Cambodia: Protecting the forest before it’s too late (8/15/17)
    Source: Oxfam
  4. Myanmar: Speaker rebukes Supreme Court judge over land conflicts (8/24/17)
    Source: Frontier Myanmar