land dispute

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a land dispute is a disagreement over land.

Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Monday, March 27, 2017

 

Pastoralism is the main production system practised by communities who live in range lands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land.

Affordable land and housing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Journal Articles & Books
March 2011

Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region were the first in the developing world to go through rapid urbanization. Today, the region is the second most urbanized region in the world. This urbanization process has been accompanied by sharp social contrasts and economic disparities, a buoyant informal housing and land development process and increased local democracy and municipal autonomy, coupled with active social urban movements. This makes the Latin America and Caribbean region a unique landscape in the study of land and housing for the poor. 

IWD: Women celebrate distinct land rights earned in rehabilitation & facilitate centenarian women

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hundreds of Sardar Sarovar affected Adivasis, farmers, fish workers, boatmen, artisans and worker had filed their applications for their livelihood based rehabilitation ensuring justice.
 
Following the Supreme Court judgment of 8th February, 2017, there is a mixed reaction in the valley. No doubt the Madhya Pradesh government has proved to be false having submitted its affidavit claiming no one remains to be rehabilitated, while 681 farmers are yet to receive 60 lakh each.

APP mega mill supplier faces community protests over land rights

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Community groups in South Sumatra are protesting against Asia Pulp & Paper's planned choice of timber supplier for its massive new pulp and tissue mill, which they say used the army and police to intimidate them during a public consultation over land use.

Community groups have launched a protest against one of the suppliers to Asia Pulp and Paper’s (APP) new mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia, accusing the company of using intimidation tactics during a public consultation over land rights. 

Innovative Approach to Land Conflict Transformation: Lessons Learned From the HAGL/Indigenous Communities’ Mediation Process in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Reports & Research
July 2016

In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to solve. In Cambodia, an innovative approach to conflict resolution was tested in a case involving a private company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), and several indigenous communities who lost some of their customary lands and forests when the company obtained a concession to grow rubber in the Province of Ratanakiri. The approach was developed by CSOs Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Inclusive Development International (IDI) with the support of QDF funding from MRLG.

Reclaiming Land Rights

Videos
January 2017

This video is part of one of the major activities of the L&A initiative “Collective Learning on Land Conflict Resolution” in Cambodia. It shows how successfully the participatory resolution of land conflict by the villagers in Sre Chhuk village in Lumphat district has been managed.

 

 

A Year After Berta Cáceres’ Assassination, the Struggle for Land in Honduras Continues—and So Do the Threats

Friday, March 3, 2017

Date: 3 March 2017

Source:Global Voices 

Below is an edited version of an article by Laura Salas originally published on Witness. It is republished on Global Voices with permission from the author.

Tenure and Investment in Africa

Reports & Research
February 2017

This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease. This failure in diligence is particularly noteworthy given that a majority of the disputes analyzed had materially significant impacts: indeed, a higher proportion of projects in Africa are financially impacted by tenure dispute than any other region in the world. 

Agricultural policies in the 2010’s: the contemporary agenda

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013

Agricultural development has moved up the agenda. Today it has not only to reduce poverty and hunger, but also become environmentally sustainable and climate smart. Disputes over agricultural policies are highly visible, but consensus exists on fundamentals for growth. It is not just what to do that matters, but also how to do it. Increasingly, the search is not for optimal policy, but for ‘good fit’, or even ‘good-enough’ policy.