Land Matters Media Scan – 10 November 2017

Photo by: Nakisanze Segawa/GPJ Uganda

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

USAID

  1. A Century and a Half of Schooling (11/9/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. Tajikistan land market expected to become more accessible and transparent – mentions USAID’s Feed the Future-funded Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project (11/3/17)
    Source: Asia-Plus

Reports and Publications

  1. Agri SA Land Audit Report Released (11/3/17)
    Source: Forestry South Africa
    Related report: Land Audit: A Transactions Approach
  2. Water Rights on Community Lands: LandMark’s Findings from 100 Countries (11/3/17)
    Source: Land Portal
    Related report: Water Rights on Community Lands: LandMark’s Findings from 100 Countries
  3. Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects (10/31/17)
    Source: The Cloudburst Group
    Related report: Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects

Upcoming Events

  1. Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs (11/11-14/17)
    Source: United Nations IAEG-SDG
  2. Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2017) (11/14-17/17)
    Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  3. Related: Full implementation of the SDGs land rights indicators needed to ensure a successful Agenda 2030 (11/9/17)
    Source: Land Portal

Global

  1. Is There a Human Right to Land? (11/8/17)
    Source: Columbia University’s Earth Institute
  2. How women’s land rights drive action on climate change (11/8/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous Peoples

  1. How to scale up indigenous peoples’ land rights: Lessons shared by the experts (11/2/17)
    Source: Devex
  2. ‘For us, the land is sacred’: on the road with the defenders of the world’s forests (11/4/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Argentina’s indigenous Wichi community fights eviction (11/9/17)
    Source: Al Jazeera
  4. Bangladesh: The ballad of the Santals (11/6/17)
    Source: Dhaka Tribune
  5. Democratic Republic of Congo: Congo’s young pygmy reporters take to the airwaves to fight exclusion (11/7/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Malaysia: End of the road for Sarawak natives in land battle as court rules in favour of developers (11/7/17)
    Source: The Malaysian Insight

Africa

  1. ‘A long way to go’ to equality for women cocoa farmers (11/2/17)
    Source: Confectionerynews.com
  2. Integrated implementation of UN and AU guidelines improves land tenure governance in Africa (11/8/17)
    Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  3. Côte d’Ivoire: Death of youth leader stirs tensions in Ivory Coast cocoa belt (11/3/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Ghana: Amewu Targets Illegal Land Grabbers (11/8/17)
    Source: Modern Ghana
  5. Uganda: They Fled Their Land During Civil War; Now They Have to Prove It Belongs to Them (10/30/17)
    Source: Global Press Journal
  6. Related: Q&A: Why Every Landowner Needs a Land Title (10/29/17)
    Source: Global Press Journal

Americas

  1. Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Quilombo fear change in land laws (11/9/17)
    Source: Al Jazeera

Asia

  1. Asian farmers can’t meet rising food demand: Rabobank (11/5/17)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  2. Cambodia: Women lead sugar fight as Cambodia sours on land deals (11/9/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Indonesia: Empowering Village Paralegals to Protect Indonesia’s Peat Lands (10/31/17)
    Source: International Development Law Organization
  4. Burma: Calls for action after Myanmar land rights activist beaten to death (11/9/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation