Ghanaian cocoa farmer establishing specially-approved farm boundary pillars under the guidance of a Landmapp field agent (the pillar will be mounted with cement after mapping). Courtesy: Landmapp (
Reports & Research
April 2017

The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), with support from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), performed the Ghana Land Tenure Baseline Survey, the first of its kind survey of tenure rights among cocoa farmers in Ghana. CRIG surveyed almost 1,800 cocoa farmers operating 3,900 cocoa plots regarding various land tenure issues within customary sharecropping arrangements and on owner-managed land. This report describes the findings from the Survey.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This seventh issue of the LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

The Land Policy Bulletins are produced by the Core Land Support Team (CLST) for DFID's programme on responsible invesment - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

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27 March 2017

O primeiro-ministro timorense considera que o país tem recursos hídricos suficientes mas diz ser essencial que seja feita uma melhor implementação e mais investimento para garantir que toda a população tem acesso adequado a água e saneamento.


"Temos recursos hídricos suficientes mas precisamos de desenvolvimento de mecanismos para investir e gerir melhor o que temos, para melhorar a captação e distribuição e para garantir mais acesso da população à agua", afirmou Rui Maria de Araújo.


21 March 2017

O Governo vai avançar com o registo de terras gratuito, nos próximos dois anos, para conhecer os terrenos sem dono, que serão integrados num banco de terras, medidas sobre a floresta que dominarão hoje o Conselho de Ministros.

Em declarações à agência Lusa, o ministro da Agricultura, Luís Capoulas Santos (na foto), explicou que caberá ao ministério da Justiça criar o balcão único físico em todas as conservatórias do registo predial e um balcão virtual, sem custos ou emolumentos, para os interessados em registar as suas propriedades.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2011

Juste après le tremblement de terre, en janvier 2010, la GTZ a lancé en Haïti un projet d'aide alimentaire d'urgence avec plusieurs partenaires. En l'espace d'un mois, environ 1 000 tonnes de vivres ont été distribuées. L'article rend compte de cette expérience et décrit les facteurs qui revêtent une importance décisive pour le succès d'une telle opération.

Journal Articles & Books

Two images have dominated the northern media in recent months.The first is of desolation in remote, rural areas in Africa affected by drought, conflict or famine, such as in Somalia, northern Kenya or Darfur, Sudan. The second is a different kind of desolation - that of urban squalor as portrayed in the film «The Constant Gardener». Nairobi's Kibera, which provides a backdrop for the film, is a bustling shantytown with a population of ca.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2008

Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa. In its rapidly expanding peri-urban fringe poor migrants from distant rural areas settle down on plots they can afford that provide access to urban markets. They engage in commercial poultry farming establishing sustainable livelihoods and improving food security in the city.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2009

The world food crisis has spurred foreign direct investments (FDI) into arable land in developing countries. While significant financial inflows into agricultural sectors could be beneficial on a global scale, it could negatively affect local livelihoods. This article provides an overview of the different types of FDI in land. In addition, examples of investment flows are illustrated in an overview and a sustainable impact matrix outlines the occurring effects. Finally, requirements of avoiding negative effects are presented, to achieve a Pareto-efficient win-win situation.