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Land Matters Media Scan – 22 June 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Request for Proposal: Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies (6/21/17) Source: USAID LandLinks Without Coordination, Development Does Not Work (6/14/17) Source: USAID  LRDP Upcoming Events Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2017) (11/14/17 – 11/17/17) Source: United Nations Economic Cmomission for…Read More

Request for Proposal: Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies

The Cloudburst Group has released the Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 2017-ERC-002, “Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies.” The deadline for questions and inquiries is June 26, 2017, while the overall deadline for proposals is July 14, 2017. The proposal requested is to subcontract with a firm to undertake a quantitative analysis of land…Read More

Without Coordination, Development Does Not Work

Created in the wake of INCODER’s dissolution, the Rural Development Agency (ADR) is tasked with pushing forward projects that can improve the livelihoods of campesinos and support rural and agricultural development in Colombia. Increasingly, coordination with governors’ offices is gaining importance. Carlos eduardo Géchem speaks of the Rural Development Agency’s strategy of rehabilitating small-scale irrigation districts in the country and how the agency is ensuring the sustainability of the projects it supports.

Land Matters Media Scan – 15 June 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Colombia: A Crop That Restores (6/1/17) Source: USAID LRDP Q&A with the Director of the Rural Development Agency, Carlos Eduardo Géchem (6/14/17) Source: USAID LRDP Upcoming Events Webinar: Tenure Security & SDG Indicator 1.4.2: How do we mesasure perceptions on land tenure security? (6/19/17)…Read More

A Crop That Restores

USAID is facilitating a public-private cacao partnership in Northern Colombia to improve the livelihoods of about 500 families, including victims of the conflict. Originally appeared on Exposure. DISPLACED BY THE VIOLENCE Making a living off of cacao at age 51 was not part of Nays Mora Cohen’s life plan. With yuca, corn, and avocado crops…Read More

Land Matters Media Scan – 26 May 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Colombia: Unleashing Prosperity (5/16/17) Source: USAID Colombia Job: The Development of Agriculture Land Use and Management Guidelines (6/2/17) Source: USAID Rwanda Northern Ghana benefits from USAID (5/16/17) Source: News Ghana Upcoming and Past Events Webinar on Land Tenure in Tanzania (5/24/17) Source: USAID…Read More