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Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

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 strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

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Sustainability and scalability in legal empowerment initiatives: Experiences from the Philippines and Mozambique

Around the world, citizens’ groups are taking action to change the way investments in natural resources are happening, to protect the rights of citizens and the environment for a fairer and more sustainable world. The Legal Tools for Citizen

Empowerment initiative tests approaches, documents lessons and shares tools and tactics amongst practitioners.

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Conflicts over land. A role for responsible and inclusive business (2014) - publication

CSR Asia has published a new report on Conflicts Over Land: A Role of Responsible and Inclusive Business. The report examines the rise of “land grabs” in Asia and how this impacts on poor and vulnerable people in the region.

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Land reform bill certified as priority - Philippines

Shortcut to CARP. Landless farmers gather in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform head office in Quezon City to demand that President Aquino  should complete the comprehensive agrarian reform program.

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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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