Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

New Alliance: Framework for Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments

Food Security

Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

King Leopold’s Ghost and the 21st century scramble for Africa’s farms and foods

King Leopold’s Ghost and the 21st century scramble for Africa’s farms and foods by Joan Baxter

King Leopold’s Ghost and the 21st century scramble for Africa’s farms and foods

AID AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT / CORPORATE POWER / FARMING AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT / FOOD / NEOLIBERALISM

BY: Joan Baxter

Reshaping the Debate on Land Alienation in Africa: What are the Origins of Social Change?

Photo taken in a village in southern Karamoja, Uganda, courtesy of Matt Kandel.

By Matt Kandel, a Newton International Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS.

Africa: German Scholarships Boost African Expertise in Land Governance

Date: April 26th 2016
Source: AllAfrica.com / Addis Fortune

The German government's Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) programme has granted African students first phase scholarships in land governance in a bid to improve land administration and tenure systems on the continent.

Land Economist Sought: Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa

Addressing land policy is critical for a world without hunger, for climate resilience and sustainable urbanization. Policy-makers’ awareness of the importance of land governance has grown over the last years.

EuropeAid – Engaging civil society in Pan-African issues.

EuropeAid. Democracia. Direitos humanos. África.

EuropeAid. Democracia. Direitos humanos. África.
Fonte: financiamentointernacional
Prazo: Até 13 de Maio de 2016.

EuropeAid – Engaging civil society in Pan-African issues.

Scaling up community land and resource rights - a new global initiative

A land rights inauguration ceremony in Mozambique, by Lasse Krantz

Despite certain progress in recent years a large proportion of the world’s rural population, especially in low and middle-income countries, still does not have statutory recognized rights to the agricultural land and other natural resources they have been using for generations and on which they depend for their livelihoods. They are, therefore, vulnerable to today’s escalating demand for land for large-scale commercial investments as well as to other external claims on their landed resources.

What land tenure type to support a land-based development in Africa?

By: Eileen Omosa, PhD

To talk about land tenure, land rights and security of tenure on land without confusing your readers, listeners or self makes sense for a number of reasons: you will capture the attention of your audience, the participants will learn from you, makes it easier for you to respond to comments or questions, and readers will continue to seek you out on related issues. Read the rest of the blog for an elaboration of the two concepts.

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