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.

Consultancy Opportunity at Transparency International on Online Technology Solutions on Land Corruption in Africa

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

South Africa: Rural Development and Land Reform Approves Land for Women, Farm Workers and People Living With Disability

South African landscape

South African Government (Pretoria)

Via allafrica.com

6 AUGUST 2015

South Africa: Rural Development and Land Reform Approves Land for Women, Farm Workers and People Living With Disability

 

PRESS RELEASE

Women, farm workers and persons with disability, were among the latest land reform beneficiaries of a multi-million rand fund to acquire land through the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform programmes. Read more.

Palm Oil Company Accused of Exploiting Ebola Crisis

Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says "Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody's Business" in Monrovia, Liberia.

NEW YORK TIMES

Palm Oil Company Is Accused of Exploiting Liberia's Ebola Crisis

By CLAIR MacDOUGALL

AUG. 1, 2015

Community land rights are only vaguely recognized in Liberia, with current laws granting the government powers to seize land for concessions.

Read the full article at the NY Times

Zimbabwe: Celebrating Pioneers of Land Reform

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THE HERALD - ZIMBABWE

30 JULY 2015

Zimbabwe: Celebrating Pioneers of Land Reform

By Fortious Nhambura

Seventeen years ago the people of Svosve armed with hoes and axes moved into the Ruzawi commercial farming belt east of the Mashonaland East provincial capital, Marondera. The villagers were determined to reclaim their ancestral land expropriated from their forefathers by the settler regime. The 1998 historic occupation ignited the land invasions that gave in to the fast track land reform exercise.

The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon

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The Guardian Sustainable Business

The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon

Victoria Schneider in Cameroon

Monday 27 July 2015 08.45 EDT

 

Local residents complain expansion plans by Socapalm, Cameroon’s biggest palm oil company, will take over land that belongs to them. Read the full article here: http://gu.com/p/4bx7m/sbl

Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd

From traditional land rights to long-term leases: fair compensation?

 

In the face of displacement due to large-scale development projects, can innovative legal solutions be used to protect smallholders' land rights?

Land tenure is a complex and sensitive issue throughout West Africa and nowhere more so than in Niger.

Date of publication
January 2014

An increasing body of research is focusing on the question of how poor agricultural households will both perceive and be affected by climate change.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2012

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Date of publication
January 2014
Resource type

In this paper, the relationship of women’s individual and joint property ownership and the level of women’s input into household decisionmaking is explored with data from India, Mali, Malawi, and T

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute

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