land tenure

6 December 2017
Colombia

La Agencia Nacional de Tierras inició, a través de la Unidad de Gestión de la Costa Caribe,  la formalización y saneamiento de los predios en las veredas de la denominada Zona Alta del municipio El Carmen de Bolivar.

La iniciativa fue necesaria, ya que la mayoría de los campesinos propietarios de las parcelas no cuentan con la real titularidad de los bienes inmuebles.
La falta de esos documentos no les permite acceder a los dos subsidios y otros incentivos, porque no existe la legalización y un documento que los acredite como sus propietarios.

Land rights in Bangladesh
5 December 2017
Bangladesh

With a population of 163 million people and an area of only 147,570 square kilometers, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Land scarcity, insecure tenure, and other factors have contributed to a high volume of land conflicts. Such problems are compounded by Bangladesh’s weak land governance systems, extensive informal settlements in urban areas and widespread landlessness in rural areas.

4 December 2017
Global

Small island state leaders at U.N. climate talks have spoken consistently of loss of life and property caused by powerful storms

BONN, Germany, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at U.N. talks in Bonn - but their cry for help has fallen on deaf ears, officials and experts said on Friday.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Land Rights
Global

On Nov. 13 in Bahrain, the Inter-Agency Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators voted to reclassify SDG Land Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to Tier II status.  This is a significant win for the property rights community, and a validation that a coordinated effort from many different players can indeed make a difference.

However, the road there was not easy.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015

Recent research on payments for environmental services (PES) has observed that high transaction costs (TCs) are incurred through the implementation of PES schemes and farmer participation. TCs incurred by households are considered to be an obstacle to the participation in and efficiency of PES policies. This study aims to understand transactions related to previous forest plantation programmes and to estimate the actual TCs incurred by farmers who participated in these programmes in a mountainous area of northwestern Vietnam.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015

Water is absent in the ‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of Food Security’ (FAO, 2012). This paper explored whether and how the people-centred approaches and the human rights values that underpin this document can be better applied in the water sector and how more recognition of the land-water interface can support this.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 1991
Central America
South America
Caribbean

This paper reviews the literature on the participation of women and children in agricultural activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The review focuses on participation through labor in agriculture overall and in certain agricultural activities in particular. Also reviewed are the rural family`s access to and capacity for decision-making on resources. Factors influencing such participation are analyzed, such as farm size, land ownership, income levels, racial origin, and destiny of production.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Zambia
Malawi
Mozambique
Africa
Southern Africa