land grabbing

Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.

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16 October 2017
Senegal

Date : 13 octobre 2017

Source : Farmlandgrag

Par : Sadikh Niass

La Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) est vivement préoccupée par l’affectation de 10 000 ha à la société Afri-Partners du groupe Addoha, une société privée de droit marocain, pour la culture de riz haut de gamme sur les périmètres des communes de Dodel et de Démet sans la prise en compte des intérêts des populations locales.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2009
Uganda

The protection given to the land rights of women, orphans and any other vulnerable groups in Northern and Eastern Uganda is probably as good as can be found anywhere in the world. Customary land law is based on three main principles. First, everyone is entitled to land, and no-one can ever be denied land rights. A second principle is that all inherited land is family land, never individual property.

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
April 2012
Uganda

This report investigates cases of land grabbing in Uganda, focusing in particular on oil palm plantations in Kalangala, Lake Victoria. It assesses the impacts on rural communities and on the local environment, and questions who benefits from these projects.

Overhaul of the right to protection from deprivation of property in Uganda cover image
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2017
Uganda

The exploitation of natural resources plays a critical role in the Uganda government’s plans to develop the country. Extractive industries are up scaling their activity as the sector is gearing up for the exploitation of oil and gaz by 2020. In a country where most people live off the land, the construction of industrial infrastructure carries great risks for the protection of fundamental rights.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
March 2010
Madagascar
Africa

A well-functioning land administration and management system is crucial for Madagascar's economic and social future. Land is implicated in Madagascar's ongoing economic development and social transformation in many important ways, as key a factor in its quest for economic growth, urbanization, transparent decision-making on land-related foreign investments, environment protection, vibrant and sustainable rural communities, political stability, and social cohesion.

Latin America and the Caribbean
Por Polette Rivero Villaverde (México)
 
Las disputas por la tierra y el territorio forman parte de los conflictos más antiguos de la humanidad, y al mismo tiempo que ésta, han ido cambiando de tal manera que podemos identificar las formas y métodos de despojo predominantes, así como los sujetos antagónicos que protagonizan estas luchas en cada fase histórica.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Por Polette Rivero Villaverde (México)
 
Las disputas por la tierra y el territorio forman parte de los conflictos más antiguos de la humanidad, y al mismo tiempo que ésta, han ido cambiando de tal manera que podemos identificar las formas y métodos de despojo predominantes, así como los sujetos antagónicos que protagonizan estas luchas en cada fase histórica.
Reports & Research
September 2011
Uganda

This report is in relation to a study on the Land Tenure and Livelihood Issues in the Albertine Graben Region. The study was carried out in three districts of Amuru Buliisa and Hoima. The study specifically focused on tenurial arrangements and land transactions in the region. The ultimate outcome of this study will be drawing of policy issues for policy engagement and dialogue towards a comprehensive policy direction to land governance in the Albertine Graben.

Protesters demonstrate against land rights NGO Equitable Cambodia in Phnom Penh earlier this month.
29 September 2017
Cambodia

The Ministry of Interior yesterday ordered the temporary suspension of land rights NGO Equitable Cambodia for allegedly violating its own by-laws and the controversial law regulating NGOs passed in 2015.

In a letter signed yesterday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng ordered NGO Director Eang Vuthy to “temporarily suspend Equitable Cambodia’s activities for thirty working days”.

According to the letter, the organisation violated Article 5 of its own by-laws, as well as Articles 10 and 25 of the Law on Associations and NGOs.