land allocation

Reports & Research
September 2012
Uganda

This research forms part of a larger study on large-scale land acquisition in Uganda. There are three main components of this study: (1) a “risk map” that identifies areas “at risk” for land acquisition due to their high suitability for biofuel crop production; (2) a due diligence report on the existing land uses and users of land identified as “at risk” in the first activity; and (3) an assessment of the land acquisition process, including applicable social and environmental safeguards.

Reports & Research
July 2013
Uganda

The Uganda Law Reform Commission with support from the Justice Law and Order Sector undertook a study to review the laws of succession in Uganda.   The purpose of the study was to ensure among others that; the provisions of the laws of succession are in conformity with the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, national laws and international and regional human rights standards and practices, are up to date with the changing socio‐ economic circumstances of Uganda, and that the law is accessible to the people and its implementation can be better realised.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2012
Brazil
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean

This publication is the result of an initiative to promote an exchange between Brazil and African countries on lessons learned about the role of community forestry as a strategic option to achieve the goals of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The initiative was supported by the World Bank with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and coordinated by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) with support from the National Forestry Agency International (ONFI).

Training Resources & Tools
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2012
Vietnam
Eastern Asia
Oceania

Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the land.

Reports & Research
July 2010
Mozambique

Em  meados  do  ano  2006  o  Centro  de  Formação  Jurídica  e  Judiciária  (CFJJ)  lançou  o projecto de pesquisa sobre “Protecção Jurídica dos Direitos de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra  das  Comunidades  Locais”  com  o  apoio  financeiro  da  DANIDA.  O  projecto  de pesquisa  contou  ainda  com  sinergias  logísticas  e  técnicas  do  Projecto  “Apoio  Jurídico Descentralizado e Capacitação para a Promoção do Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Boa Governação  a  Nível  Local”,  implementado  pelo  CFJJ  com  o  apoio  técnico  da  FAO  e apoio financeiro do Governo do Rei

Reports & Research
March 2005
Mozambique

Esta ferramenta tem por objetivo delinear os passos necessários para conceder poderes às comunidades nas consultas locais, visando à identificação das pessoas que têm o direito de manejar os recursos naturais numa determinada área e o modo como tal manejo deve ser efetuado e monitorado.

13 September 2017
Zambia

Lusaka - When Zambian Lands Minister Judith Kapijimpanga announced recently that government had directed local authorities to intensify land allocation to women with immediate effect, there was general approval.

When she urged the usually truculent traditional rulers to encourage women to own land of which 90 percent was under-utilised, the women's movements said they had scored a victory.

But not everyone is optimistic. The Zambia National Land Alliance, a non-governmental organisation reviewing the land policy, says all this sounds well, but will be a long time coming.

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24 August 2017
South Africa

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has launched a blistering attack on recipients of government’s land restitution farms‚ saying they failed to use the land for producing food — and instead used it to build houses to generate profit.

22 August 2017
Africa

AS the world’s population surges towards nine billion by midcentury, food production has failed to keep pace, creating rising food shortages and a global food crisis ahead, according to the United Nations. To avoid mass starvation, the world needs to produce 70% more food by 2050.

The greatest potential to deliver that growth exists in Africa. The African continent is home to 25% of the world’s agricultural land. Yet it produces just 10% of the world’s food. That compares with China, which has just 10% of the world’s agricultural land, but produces 20% of the global food supply.

Legislation
November 1962
India

An Act to deal with the settlement of Government Land in the State of Odisha. It is enacted as a general legislation formulating a set of uniform principles regarding lease of Government waste lands with the primary objective of governing the settlement of waste lands in a planned manner uniformly throughout the State.