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A land rights inauguration ceremony in Mozambique, by Lasse Krantz

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

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.

Women's Rights in the Cocoa Sector: Examples of emerging good practice

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Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain and cocoa-growing communities. Too often unrecognized and undervalued, women’s labor makes significant contributions to the amount of cocoa produced, which is under increasing demand.

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March 2016

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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China e Brasil bem posicionados para impulsionar agricultura em África

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China e Brasil bem posicionados para impulsionar agricultura em África
A China e o Brasil são dois países que estão bem posicionados para impulsionar a agricultura em África, sector cujo crescimento é encarado como vital para o desenvolvimento do continente, de acordo com analistas.

Consequences of evicting widows

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The crisis that engulfed the Central African Republic (CAR) in the end of 2012 resulted in the perpetration of gross human rights violations, including the widespread looting and destruction of homes. As people fled the violence they left behind land which others occupied illegally. More than a year after the height of the crisis, approximately 440,000 Central Africans continue to be internally displaced. Almost half a million are refugees in neighbouring countries.

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February 2015

O ataque ás leis fundiárias e da sementes

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“Os 50 milhões de pessoas que a Nova Aliança do G8 para a Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional afirma estar a retirar da pobreza só poderão escapar à pobreza e à fome se abdicarem dos seus direitos e práticas tradicionais e passarem a comprar todos os anos as sementes que lhes permitem a subsistência às empresas que operam sob a égide do G8.”

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January 2015

Regional Learning Workshop on Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security

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This publication is the summary of the proceedings of the Regional Learning Workshop on 'Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security' held in Nairobi, Kenya from 29-31 May 2012 as jointly organized by UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The aim of the workshop was to deepen the understanding of land and natural resources tenure security issues and to identify opportunities to strengthen land tenure security and land access of the rural poor and marginalized groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

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January 2012

Urban Land Markets: Economic concepts and tools for engaging in Africa

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This Handbook introduces key economic and related concepts explaining the functioning of urban land markets. You will find in this Handbook tools for engaging in a critical analysis of conventional economics, particularly in the understanding of how African urban land markets work. Of great importance is the understanding of how land use, supply and demand unfold in African context. It provides a basis for strengthening urban policy in ways that enable poorer people in African cities to access well-located living and work spaces.

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January 2010