land rights

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Palm Island residents are opting in to sign 99-year leases and build their own homes—a first on the island. Upcoming legislation will soon allow the conversion of these 99-year leases into freehold...
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Since the Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which ruled that the government can take property from one private owner and give it to another for “economic development...
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MANILA, Philippines—Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed...
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One morning, the eight acre piece of land that had been the main source of livelihood for 25 Buksha families of Matkota village (Udham Singh Nagar district) was fenced and surrounded by gun totting...
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Rwanda has provided a picture of promising change for improving gender equalities in land rights. This report draws upon extensive qualitative field research in 20 sectors of Rwanda to examine the...
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Governments in Central America rely on speedboats, surveillance planes, and militarized police forces to fight drug trafficking that has ravaged the isthmus in recent years. But a low-tech...
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Providing shelter is essential in saving lives and decreasing the vulnerability of those displaced by conflict or natural disasters, and as such, should be a strategic priority in any humanitarian...
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Land rights are widely agreed to be essential in motivating farmers to make short and long-term fixed investments in their farms – investments that will increase agricultural productivity, raise...
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Nothing better sums up Africa’s extraordinary mixture of challenges and opportunities than agriculture. On the one hand, Africa is home to one in four of the world’s hungry and is the...
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Forest people’s groups say many governments are failing to protect their right to their ancestral lands, and argue that this neglect is damaging efforts to slow climate change. Their argument is...
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