Conflict is a major cause and, in some cases, result of humanitarian crises. Conflict frequently overlaps with underlying social inequalities, poverty and high levels of vulnerability. Conflicts are direct threats to food security as they cause massive loss of life and therefore loss of workforce (which is particularly important, as agriculture tends to rely heavily on human labour), loss of vital livestock, and loss of land. Conflicts displace millions of people each year, often forcing them to flee with nothing and making them extremely reliant on the communities that offer them shelter and humanitarian aid. This can place unsustainable pressure on hosting communities that often face high levels of food insecurity and struggle to make ends meet [1].



Access to conflict resolution measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Conflict resolution mechanisms are accessible to the public measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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This indicator asks whether national laws provide all displaced populations with a right to alternative land and/or housing when their land is expropriated.

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Estimate of the percent of total Indigenous and Community Lands - not formally recognised by the State - as a percentage of the country's total land area.

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Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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19 Setembro 2017




Para a frente e em força com o ProSavana. É a posição do Governo moçambicano. O projeto agrícola tem esbarrado num coro de críticas: os agricultores dizem que as suas terras estão em perigo. Mas os governantes negam.


13 Setembro 2017

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11 Setembro 2017

Autor: RTP



A Confederação Nacional da Agricultura (CNA) defende que o ordenamento florestal determina, maioritariamente, a extensão e violência dos incêndios.


​O deputado Nilson Leitão (PSDB-MT) durante reunião da CPI da Funai na Câmara (Foto: Billy Boss – Câmara dos Deputados)
5 Setembro 2017

Autor: Bruno Calixto, Época


O presidente da Frente Parlamentar da Agropecuária questiona a ideia de que o governo está cedendo à pressão e diz que há diálogo no debate sobre o licenciamento ambiental


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9 Maio 2017 to 12 Maio 2017


Universidade Federal de Lavras
Av. Doutor Sylvio Menicucci, 1001 - Kennedy, Lavras - MG,
37200-000 Brasil Minas Gerais

O ano de 2015 foi considerado pela ONU como Ano Internacional dos Solos. Por este nobre motivo e pelo aprimoramento do conhecimento das necessidades de nossos solos, alunos de graduação, pós-graduação e professores do Departamento de Ciência do Solo (DCS) da Universidade Federal de Lavras iniciaram e se prontificaram para a organização do “I Simpósio de Ciência do Solo: Funcionalidades e uso responsável dos recursos do solo” nesta universidade, que se realizou entre os dias 30 de novembro a 4 de dezembro de 2015.

16 Março 2017



El 16 y 17 de marzo, el Instituto de Estudios Ambientales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia presentará el Observatorio de Conflictos Ambientales en la Sede Bogotá. El OCA hará seguimiento, análisis y sistematización, a los conflictos asociados a los proyectos minero - energéticos y de agroindustria en el país, y con ello contribuirá a la labor de defensa de los territorios que hacen las comunidades que viven los conflictos.


23 Janeiro 2017 to 24 Fevereiro 2017
Raquel Ludermir Bernardino
América Latina e Caribe

Convidamos as organizações, entidades, movimentos, grupos e pessoas com experiência ou interesse no tema para contribuir com a discussão que tem o objetivo de entender melhor / sistematizar os diferentes tipos de conflitos fundiários urbanos, os desafios e oportunidades para superá-los e as boas práticas e ferramentas inovadoras que têm sido utilizadas para ação informada, prevenção e mediação dos conflitos no Brasil e na região América Latina e Caribe.



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Training Resources & Tools
Dezembro 2017
Ásia Oriental

It is acknowledged that conflict over land is a major source of violence in various parts of Mindanao, particularly the prosed Bangsamoro region. Historical accounts trace the root cause of land issues and identity-based conflict to the introduction of the Regalian doctrine of land ownership by Spanish colonizers. During the American colonial regime at the turn of the 20th century, dispossession of land held by the original inhabitants of Mindanao accelerated, with an emphasis of titling lands for private ownership that clashed with the tradition of ancestral domain.

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Conference Papers & Reports
Novembro 2017
África subsariana


Reports & Research
Novembro 2017
África do Sul

The mainstream in South Africa is paying little attention to the world outside the cities. This is a mistake because the future of the country’s economy may depend on battles raging in its far-flung rural areas. The latest sign of this battle is an attempt by some in the governing African National Congress to pass the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Bill, which will allow traditional leaders to enrich themselves at the expense of rural people.

Reports & Research
Novembro 2017

Over the past decade, a spike in demand for agricultural land in developing countries has generated a great deal of political and media attention. While many investments bring opportunities for local communities, some have wrongfully pushed residents and workers off their lands or have caused social and environmental harm. Some development projects (e.g. agroforestry initiatives, irrigation schemes) have also encountered land conflict.

Cover Reponsible Large Scale Land Acquisitions Mekong
Reports & Research
Novembro 2017
Sudeste Asiático

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange),  and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region” on 09-27 October 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages emerging from the dialogue.

Land tenure in rural low land Myanmar
Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
Outubro 2017

This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and sustainable use of lands by rural populations. Focusing on the Delta and Dry Zone, the main paddy producing regions of Myanmar, this analysis unravels the powers at play in shaping rural households’ relationship to land.