Land Matters Media Scan – 16 February 2018

Photo by: Sandra Coburn / The Cloudburst Group

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

USAID

  1. USAID Land Champion: Zemen Haddis, PhD (2/6/18)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Historical Land Decree for Women (2/7/18)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP

Upcoming Events

  1. Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC 3.0 (1/8-4/15/18)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Helping Smallholders Make the Most of Maize Through Loans and Storage Technology: Evidence from Tanzania (2/22/18)
    Source: Agrilinks

Reports and Publications

  1. Blacks own the least land – report (2/7/18)
    Source: IOL
    Related report: Land Audit Report 2017
  2. Housing, land and property rights and peace agreements: Guidance for the Myanmar peace process (2/7/18)
    Source: Relief Web
    Related report: Housing, land and property rights and peace agreements: Guidance for the Myanmar peace process
  3. Hindering instead of helping in Uganda (2/8/18)
    Source: CIFOR
    Related report: Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Current challenges and future opportunities
  4. Compensation for Expropriated Community Farmland in Nigeria: An In-Depth Analysis of the Laws and Practices Related to Land Expropriation for the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos (2/11/18)
    Source: Land Portal Foundation
    Related report: Compensation for Expropriated Community Farmland in Nigeria: An In-Depth Analysis of the Laws and Practices Related to Land Expropriation for the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos

Global

  1. Land Rights: A Crucial Strategy for Combatting Climate Change (1/29/18)
    Source: Land Portal Foundation
  2. PepsiCo is moving from policy to practice (2/6/18)
    Source: Oxfam
  3. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy launches global campaign to promote land value capture (2/7/18)
    Source: PR Newswire
  4. Killings and threats against land rights defenders soar in 2017: rights group (2/6/18)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Brazilian Supreme Court ruling protects Quilombola land rights for now (2/13/18)
    Source: Mongabay
  2. Brazil: Land fight simmers over Brasilia’s Shrine of Shamans (2/6/18)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  3. Indonesia: No Better Time for Indonesia’s Indigenous Communities to Reclaim Land Rights (2/8/18)
    Source: World Resources Institute
  4. Nigeria’s ‘cattle colony’ problem (2/8/18)
    Source: Al Jazeera
  5. The Philippines: Palace defends investors’ entry into Lumad land (2/4/18)
    Source: Inquirer.net

Africa

  1. Agriculture feeding Africa’s economic transformation (2/5/18)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Kenya: State to seize 77,000 acres of unclaimed land (2/13/18)
    Source: Standard Digital
  3. Kenya: So much land, yet so many people hungry (2/3/18)
    Source: The Star
  4. South Africa: Addressing shortcomings of land tenure reform in customary land rights (2/15/18)
    Source: EE Publishers
  5. Zimbabwe: Zim land reforms: 99-year-leases ‘now bankable, transferable’, says official (2/9/18)
    Source: News24

Americas

  1. Scorched earth: Colombia’s ‘refugee farmers’ returning to land (2/9/18)
    Source: Mongabay

Asia

  1. Afghanistan: Govt Defines First Ever Five-Year Land Rights Policy (2/15/18)
    Source: TOLO News
  2. Cambodia killings show rising risk to Southeast Asian land defenders (2/6/18)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  3. Cambodian Court Upholds Conviction of Prominent Land Rights Activist (2/7/18)
    Source: U.S. News & World Report
  4. China’s ‘No. 1 Document’ to continue land reforms as part of revitalization strategy (2/4/18)
    Source: Global Times
  5. India: Here is why states must legalise land leasing (2/7/18)
    Source: Financial Express
  6. India: Why the Budget may not benefit the female kisan (2/12/18)
    Source: Times of India
  7. India aims to deliver groundbreaking agricultural blockchain (2/14/18)
    Source: Finder
  8. Nepal: How an all-women farm in Nepal is giving hope to mothers and children (2/2/18)
    Source: Pacific Standard

Pacific

  1. Papua New Guinea: UN human rights chief laments PNG land grab problem (2/12/18)
    Source: RNZ