land tenure

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Cinq millions de titres fonciers à distribuer aux paysans mozambicains

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Date: 28 mars 2017

Source: APA

Le président du Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, a déclaré que son Gouvernement veut distribuer quelque cinq millions de titres fonciers, connus à travers le pays comme des ‘Duireito de Uso e Aproveitament de Terra’ (DUAT), aux paysans.

Depuis le lancement du projet il y a un an, 540.000 DUAT ont été distribués par le ministère de la Terre, de l’Environnement et du Développement rural.

Land Information Ecosystem Declaration

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On March 20, 2017, a group of individuals from a broad range of institutions and organizations that focus on improving land governance around the world hereby commit to promote and bolster data-sharing efforts within the land sector, with the hope that such action will catalyze positive changes in the area of land governance and lead to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These individuals agreed on the following declaration:

Photo: Asian Development Bank

Gallup Asked People Around the World: How Worried Are You About Losing Your Home? The Findings May Surprise You.

By Yuliya Panfil, Omidyar Network

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.

Tenure reform: Lessons from the Global South


A Q&A with researcher Anne Larson on the changing conditions of rights and resources in discussion at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference


Over the past two decades, a global trend has seen increasing recognition of the rights of communities and local governments to manage their own resources, particularly in developing countries. An ongoing study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has followed this process across Asia, Africa and Latin America, finding key lessons for successful tenure reform.

Draft National Land Policy of Sierra Leone

National Policies
August 2015

Draft National Land Policy enunciates policy statements in respect of the key components of the National Land Policy such as access to land and tenure rights, land use planning and regulation, and the management of specialland issues, land administration structures, land laws and the constitution

Image by Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2016.

Open Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. 

We are eager to see proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few. 

Land Use Act 1978

March 1978

An Act to vest all land comprised in the territory of each State (except land vested in the Federal Government or its agencies) solely in the Governor of the State, who would hold such land in trust for the people and would henceforth be responsible for allocation of land in all urban areas to individuals resident in the State and to organisations for residential, agricultural, commercial and other purposes while similar powers with respect to non-urban areas are conferred on Local Governments.