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Land-grabbing now prevails in ‘Yolanda’ disaster areas

MANILA, Philippines—Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has made it easier for land-grabbers to take land from the landless in areas ravaged by the storm, according to the rights groups Focus on the Global South and the Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (Rights) Network.

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World Bank Tool: A Systematic Solution to Land Governance

The food crisis and spate of large land purchases in recent years have highlighted the importance of land governance in development. Without a well-functioning land sector, smallholder farmers and women can lose their land.

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Indigenous Peoples Vow to Map Customary Forests

Nababan added that the need to map these lands has become more urgent since the Constitutional Court’s decision in May, which determined that a line in the country’s 1999 Forestry Law — which stated that customary forests are state forests — was not constitutional.

Agribusiness large-scale land acquisitions and human rights in Southeast Asia -

The aim of the studies presented in this report  has been to pull together in a simple form, updated information about large-scale land acquisitions in the region, with the aim of identifying trends, common threats, divergences and possible solutions.

WHO IS DOING WHAT - Urgent Alert // PHILIPPINES: Immediately stop threatening a community with demolition and displacement

The AHRC has learnt that together with the local Government of Quezon
City, the National Housing Authority is threatening the residents of San
Roque, North Triangle, Quezon City with eviction for making way to the
implementation of the Vertis North Project under the Quezon City Central
Business District.

VIDEO: Farmers' Voices on Agricultural Land Investments

This video presents the experiences of small scale women and men
farmers, fishers, and indigenous peoples with agricultural land
investments and their impact on their lives and livelihoods. Six cases are featured — three in Cambodia and three in the Philippines.

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Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter

The report is the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, based on thousands of surveys, interviews, and other data collected across eight low and middle income countries.

Asian Rural Women's Coalition (ARWC) draft

Borne of the women’s continued resistance against imperialist globalization was the Asian Rural Women’s Regional Consultation held in the Philippines in 2007 (of 52 Asian women from 14 countries) followed by the Asian Rural Women’s Conference in 2008 held in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, India.

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

Who We Are

APWLD is the region’s leading network of feminist organisations and women. Our 180 members represent groups of diverse women from 25 countries in the region. We have been active for nearly 25 years. APWLD has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We are an independent, non-government, non-profit organisation.

Asian Farmers' Association (ASA)

We are a regional alliance of national federations and organizations of small scale women and men farmers and producers.

We were established in 2002 after a series of farmers’ exchange visits (FEVs) organized by our strategic NGO partner, AsiaDHRRA (Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia).

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