land ownership

Indonesia

By: Karl Mathiesen
Date: April 2nd 2016
Source: The Guardian

Collusion between private sector and government exacerbating problems, says corruption official

Indonesia’s palm oil, mining and logging industries are enmeshed in a cat’s cradle of overlapping land claims and corruption that are hampering attempts to stop deforestation and fires, newly released maps reveal.

South Africa

By: Neil Gopal
Date: April 1st 2016
Source: Business Day Live

OPINION & ANALYSIS

THE controversial Regulation of Land Holdings Bill, which limits land ownership by foreigners and locals, was again referred to by President Jacob Zuma during his state of the nation address as the way forward for land reform in SA, but as debate continues on whether it will pass constitutional muster, land reform goes on.

Brazil

Date: March 22nd 2016
Source: New Kerala

New York, Mar 22 :Following a visit to Brazil, a United Nations independent human rights expert on Monday expressed alarm about the extent of documented and reported attacks on indigenous peoples in the country's central-western state of Mato Grosso Do Sul.

Brazil

By: Chris Arsenault
Date: March 16th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investors describe it as one of the last frontiers for major agricultural expansion - a vast area in Brazil's poor northeast that the government is eager to open up to investors hoping to set up big new soy farms and cattle ranches.

Global

By: Chris Arsenault
Date: March 17th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

TORONTO, March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women account for nearly half of the developing world's farmers, yet they own far less land than men despite growing evidence that increasing female land ownership can boost food production, education levels and child nutrition.