Land Matters Media Scan – 20 October 2017

Photo by: Ian Berry / Magnum Photos/Fairtrade

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


  1. Investor Survey On Land Rights (10/13/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Could restoring degraded lands cut down on labour migration in Niger? (10/16/17) – Mentions USAID’s Food for Peace
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. LGSA Success Story: Totota’s Mayor Applauds Land Information Awareness (10/16/17)
    Source: USAID LGSA Liberia
  4. LGSA Success Story: Johnsonville Township Commissioner Embraces Land Conference (10/16/17)
    Source: USAID LGSA Liberia
  5. LGSA Success Story: Press Union of Liberia Winner Celebrates Land Reporting (10/16/17)
    Source: USAID LGSA Liberia
  6. As Soon as a Ruling Comes In, We Know Who Should Do What (10/19/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP

Reports and Publications

  1. Urgent Need to Address Plight of Vidarbha’s ‘Farm Widows,’ Finds Study (10/17/17)
    Source: The Wire
    Related report: Surviving Stigma: Housing and Land Rights of Farm Widows of Vidarbha, Maharashtra

Upcoming Events

  1. The Business Case for Land Rights: Private Sector Perspectives on Responsible Land-Based Investment Webinar (11/2/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks


  1. Commemorating International Rural Women’s Day: The fight for equal land rights (10/16/17)
    Source: International Land Coalition
  2. Securing land rights for all is key to building disaster-resilient communities (10/13/17)
    Source: The World Bank
  3. Let’s work together to make land rights for women a reality (10/15/17)
    Source: The World Bank
  4. Women’s land rights are key in poverty reduction – but more needs to be done to link the two (10/14/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Rural Women Must Not Be “Left Behind” (10/15/17)
    Source: Women Deliver

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Q&A: Indigenous peoples in the driver’s seat for a sustainable future (10/13/17)
    Source: Devex
  2. Tanzania: ‘Land means life’: Tanzania’s Maasai fear their existence is under threat (10/16/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Uganda: Indigenous minorities want fair land policies (10/12/17)
    Source: Daily Monitor


  1. Kenya: Land ownership is key to better incomes for rural women (10/15/17)
    Source: Daily Nation
  2. South Africa: How land reform failure ‘puts SA at risk’ (10/19/17)
    Source: Business Day
  3. South Africa: OPINION: Agricultural sector needs transformation (10/17/17)
    Source: Business Report
  4. Uganda: Mine to maker: the journey of the world’s first Fairtrade African gold – in pictures (10/12/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  5. Zambia: ‘We slept out in the open air like wild animals’ (10/18/17)
    Source: Al Jazeera
  6. Zambia: Quest For Women Land Ownership (10/16/17)
    Source: Times of Zambia


  1. Barbuda: A land rights storm brewing in Barbuda? (10/13/17)
    Source: RRI
  2. Jamaica: LICJ to Make Submission for Geospatial Legislation (10/13/17)
    Source: Jamaica Information Service


  1. For Asia, the path to prosperity starts with land reform (10/12/17)
    Source: The Economist
  2. Azerbaijan Rural Investment Project – GIS Map (10/13/17)
    Source: The World Bank
  3. Bangladesh: Bringing rural Bangladesh up to speed (10/15/17)
    Source: Dhaka Tribune
  4. Bangladesh: Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example (10/13/17)
    Source: IPS
  5. Cambodia: Smart technology helps Cambodia residents beat eviction (10/18/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. India: Assam government’s move to regularise landholdings can improve the fortunes of small tea growers (10/15/17)
    Source: The Economic Times
  7. Pakistan: From poor harvests to a lack of property rights: The struggles of Sindhi rural women (10/15/17)
    Source: Dawn
  8. The Philippines: DAR plans to distribute land to 46,000 farmers (10/17/17)
    Source: Phillippine Daily Inquirer