Land News

2017-2018 International Land Coalition (ILC) Membership Expansion

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deadline: 30th June 2017

Who can apply?

Given the extraordinary growth of the coalition in previous years, this opening will give priority to civil society and inter-governmental organisations:

Caucasus "Land grab" feared in remote UNESCO heritage site

Monday, February 20, 2017

For the people of Upper Svaneti, a remote sliver of land nestled high in the gorges of Georgia, the last words uttered by the dying are portents of the future.

And the future looks bleak.

Residents say the same ominous rattle has echoed over so many of its death beds this past year - "The Svans are in danger, be careful" - that villagers are now braced for battle.

The source of their deep unease - electricity.

Brazil pushes on with plan to open farmland sales to foreigners

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Brazil says it is pushing ahead with plans to change the law and let foreigners buy farmland, in a move widely backed by investors and opposed by land rights campaigners.

"We will announce the changes in the next 30 days," Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday night in an interview with GloboNews television.

Agribusiness is one of the fastest growing sectors of Brazil's economy and Meirelles said its continued success requires more investment.

EUA Oferecem bolsas de mestrado gratuitas- saiba como concorrer (Angola)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A embaixada dos EUA em Angola está a desafiar os estudantes angolanos, com diploma de licenciatura, a inscreverem-se no Programa de Bolsas de Estudo Fulbright, que anualmente oferece a mais de 1.800 cidadãos estrangeiros a possibilidade de estudarem nos EUA a custo zero.

De acordo com a mensagem, as vagas existentes referem-se ao ano lectivo 2018/19 e o prazo limite para submissão de candidaturas termina a 14 de Abril de 2017.

“We are all under threat”: Interview with Alicia Amarilla of Conamuri about land conflicts in Paraguay

Monday, February 6, 2017

Date: 4 February 2017

Source: Radio Mundo Real

The main conflicts in Paraguay are related to land and the territory, and peasant women are at the forefront of evictions, said Alicia Amarilla, leader of the National Coordination of Rural and Indigenous Women (CONAMURI), member of CLOC – Vía Campesina.